- Paralympic sport
London to host historic double in 2017
London will have the chance to build on its Olympic legacy after winning the right to host the 2017 Paralympic Athletics World Championships.
It will be the first time a city has hosted both the Paralympic and able-bodied events in the same year, with the World Athletics Championships to take place at the Olympic Stadium a month later.
"London's Paralympic Games were the first ever to sell out, and these championships provide a perfect chance to build on that enthusiasm," Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, said.
"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."
"We want to build on the huge success of the London 2012 Paralympics so I am delighted that the International Paralympic Committee has awarded London the honour of hosting its 2017 Athletics World Championships," Minister for Sport Hugh Robertson said.
"This is the latest in a long line of top class sporting events that will be staged in the UK over the next few years. Hosted in the iconic Olympic Stadium, I know it will receive huge support from the British public."