— Published 10 December 2021

Paris to host the World Parasport Championships in 2023

The trend is confirmed and reinforced: France is preparing to host a record number of major sporting events before the Paris 2024 Games. A new example: the Para Athletics World Championships in 2023. They will take place in Paris from 8 to 27 July 2023, just over a year before the Paralympic Games. The announcement was made on Thursday 9 December by World Para-Athletics, the world body for athletics with a disability, and by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The competition will be held at the Charléty Stadium, the venue for the traditional WPA International Grand Prix, the Handisport Open Paris. It could serve as a test event for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. The World Para Athletics Championships, the second major event in the discipline after the Paralympic Games, will bring together around 1,700 athletes and more than 800 coaches and officials from 120 countries in 2023. The competition will be open to paraplegic, visually impaired, amputee, cerebral palsy and intellectually impaired athletes. It will award 172 gold medals. France has already hosted the world event in 2002 in Villeneuve d’Ascq, then in 2013 in Lyon.