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London to host 2017 IPC meet

Updated: December 19, 2012, 7:03 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- London has been chosen to host the international Paralympic athletics world championships in 2017.

The event will be held in July at the Olympic Stadium, a month before it hosts the IAAF world track and field championships.

London will be the first city to host the two events side-by-side. The stadium hosted athletics at the Olympics and Paralympics this year.

London Mayor Boris Johnson says "the capital is poised to re-create the magic of 2012."

The IPC athletics ...

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