London has been chosen to host the 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships
London is to host the 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships, the Mayor of London has announced.
Last Updated: 19/12/12 2:27pm
The Championships will be staged at the Olympic Stadium in July, just one month before the same venue holds the IAAF World Athletics Championships.
The event is being organised by the International Paralympic Committee in conjunction with the Greater London Authority, UK Athletics and ParalympicsGB.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson used the success of the 2012 Paralympic Games during the bidding process to argue the case for the return of the competition to the capital.
"This year London just staged the best spectacle of sport the world has seen," said Johnson.
"By bringing the IPC Athletics World Championships to our wonderful Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park just a month before the World Athletics Championships, the capital is poised to recreate the magic of 2012.
"London's Paralympic Games were the first ever to sell out, and these Championships provide a perfect chance to build on that enthusiasm for disabled sport, bringing back the world's greatest Paralympians to the Olympic Stadium, and at the same time providing a major economic boost to the capital."