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BPA welcomes news of Grand Prix series for Athletics

on 28-01-2013 12:00

The IPC today announced plans to hold a number of high profile events that will give track and field athletes greater opportunities to compete against the world's best.

It was announced that IPC Athletics plans to stage six Grand Prix events this spring and summer, which will add to a competition calendar that now includes the next three World Championships through to the 2017 edition, which London will host, as well as London's staging of the first IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup this April.

Tim Hollingsworth, CEO of the British Paralympic Association, welcomed the news, saying:

“Today's announcement of a new series of international disability athletics events is an excellent development for the sport and shows real evidence of positive momentum since London 2012. Not only will it strengthen the international calendar so that British track and field athletes can regularly test themselves against the rest of the world in top-quality international events, but it will also provide more opportunities for the public to see more elite disability sport and for fans to see their heroes in action. I am confident that the news will be welcomed by our track and field athletes.”

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