London chosen to host 2017 championships

 

London has won the right to host the 2017 Paralympic Athletics World Championships.

The championships will be held at the Olympic Stadium just one month before the World Athletics Championships.

It is the first time a city has hosted the two championships in the same year.

This summer’s Paralympic Games was hailed as the “best Games” in history by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president, Philip Craven.

A total of 1,134 athletes took part in track and field events in London, setting 102 world and 139 Paralympic records.

Every session of the athletics competition at the Paralympics drew sold-out crowds of 80,000.

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