IPC to live stream World Para Athletics Championships

London event secures broadcasting deal and partners with Ottobock.

IPC to live stream World Para Athletics Championships

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed that it will live stream this summer’s World Para Athletics Championships London 2017.

The event is scheduled to take place between 14th and 23rd July, and all ten days of competition will be shown on the official World Para Athletics website.

Additionally, the IPC will provide daily highlights and clips of all races and events via the same platform.

Craig Spence, the IPC’s director of media and communications, said: “London 2017 is promising to be the best World Para Athletics Championships to date with athletes continuing their outstanding work from last September’s Paralympic Games.

“Following the phenomenal success of London 2012, the iconic London stadium holds a very special place in the heart of many para athletes, many of whom will be eager to defend or win world titles in the British capital. The action is not to be missed, so we’re glad to be showing all 54 hours of coverage via our website.”

The IPC has also announced that Ottobock is the latest national partner to sign up for the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships.

The technological and products supplier for people with limited mobility has been involved in the Paralympic movement since 1988, and will provide repair and maintenance services for this summer’s event at the London Stadium.

Niels de Vos, championship director for the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017, said: “Ottobock has an unrivalled reputation in supporting the Paralympic Movement and I am delighted to have them on board in London where they will provide an invaluable service to the athletes as well as engaging and educating the public in a fun and interactive way.”

Phil Yates, managing director at Ottobock UK, added: “We are delighted to be a national partner of the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 and reinforce our commitment to Paralympic sport.

“After the unforgettable experience of providing technical service at both the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the 2014 Invictus Games, we are looking forward to returning to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to support what will be yet another world-class para sport event.”