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World Para Athletics open bidding process for 2023 and 2025 Worlds

07 December 2020
Last edition at Dubai 2019 featured over 1,300 athletes from 116 nations, making it the largest single Para sport event ever held

World Para Athletics has opened bidding for the 2023 and 2025 World Championships. 

The biennial competition was mostly recently hosted in Dubai, UAE in 2019 and featured over 1,300 athletes from 116 nations, making it the largest single Para sport event ever held. 

A total of 43 new world records were set during nine days of competition at Dubai 2019, nine more than at the previous Worlds in London, Great Britain in 2017. 

Kobe, Japan will host the tenth edition of the World Para Athletics Championships from 26 August to 4 September 2022.

National Paralympic Committees and National Federations wishing to apply to host the 2023 World Championships have until 28 January 2021 to submit the Expression of Interest form.

The deadline to express interest for the 2025 Worlds falls on 31 March 2021.

Haozhe Gao, Head of World Para Athletics, said:

“The World Para Athletics Championships bring together the best Para athletes on the planet offering jaw dropping performances while defying stereotypes about persons with disabilities. We are seeking partners who are committed to bring our marquee event to host communities, embrace our core values of inclusion, accessibility, and sustainability, and with a clear vison for a post event legacy to transform lives on and off the track”.






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