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IPC Athletics World Championships

IPC Athletics World Championships
Sport Athletics
Founded 1994
Continent International (IPC)
TV partner(s) ParalympicSport.TV (Web-TV)

The IPC Athletics World Championships is an event organized by the [1]

The first IPC Athletics World Championships was held in Berlin, Germany in 1994.[2][3]

They are a de facto parallel to the IAAF World Championships in Athletics for able-bodied athletes, and are held in the same years as the IAAF championships, although they are not connected to each other. London, who previously hosted the 2012 Summer Paralympics, will become the first city to host both the IAAF World Championships and IPC World Championships in the same year.[4][5]


Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
No. of
Best Nation
1st 1994 () Berlin  Germany 22–31 July Berlin Olympiastadion 1154
2nd 1998 () Birmingham  United Kingdom August Alexander Stadium over 1000
3rd 2002 () Lille  France 20 July–28 July Stadium Nord Lille Métropole  China
4th 2006 () Assen  Netherlands 2–10 September De Smelt 1200  China
5th 2011 () Christchurch  New Zealand 21–30 January Queen Elizabeth II Park 213 1060  China
6th 2013 () Lyon  France 19–28 July Stade du Rhône 207 1073  Russia
7th 2015 () Doha  Qatar 22–31 October Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium
8th 2017 () London  United Kingdom 15–23 July Olympic Stadium, Stratford


  • F = field athletes
  • T = track athletes
  • P = pentathlon
  • 11-13 – visually impaired, 11 and 12 compete with a sighted guide
  • 20 – intellectual disability
  • 31-38 – cerebral palsy or other conditions that affect muscle co-ordination and control. Athletes in class 31-34 compete in a seated position; athletes in class 35-38 compete standing.
  • 41-46 – amputation, les autre
  • 51-58 – wheelchair athletes

See also


  1. ^ Downloads & Forms, IPC Athletics
  2. ^ IPC Athletics World Championships To Begin in France, International Paralympic Committee, 19 July 2002
  3. ^ The cultural politics of the paralympic movement, By David Howe, 2008, Social Science, Google Books
  4. ^
  5. ^

External links

  • New Athletics World Records Set in Lille, International Paralympic Committee (IPC), 25 July 2002
  • III ATHLETICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - I.P.C 2002 - program & Results (archived, Wayback Machine)
  • US Captures 11 Gold Medals in IPC World Championships, The O&P EDGE, October 2002
  • 2006 IPC World Championships In Athletics - Selection Criteria, Athletics Canada
  • Dr. Detlef Eckert startet bei der Leichtathletik-WM der Behinderten gleich dreimal (German), Berliner Zeitung, July 22, 1994
  • Vom Rehabilitationssport zu den Paralympics (German), Sportmuseum Leipzig
  • More victories for disabled athletes, Mail & Guardian Online, Aug 17 1998
  • More gold for disabled athletes, Mail & Guardian Online, Aug 14 1998
  • Alexander Stadium,
  • Maxxyz Controlled Martin Lighting Package for IPC Athletics World Championships,, November 7, 2006
  • IPC Athletics
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