The 4th China Open Athletics Championships,
Athletes with a visual impairment compete in the 100m at the 2014 IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Beijing. © • IPC
From 22-24 April, the China Administration of Sports for Persons with Disabilities will organise the 4th China Open Athletics Championships in Beijing at their outdoor athletics facilities, 20km from downtown Beijing and 10km from the Beijing Capital International Airport.
The venue has a 400m synthetic eight-lane track, two seated throwing fields and was one of the training venues used for the Beijing 2008 Games. The indoor portion of the facility has a 200m six-lane track, as well as field event areas.
Many of the athletes competing in Beijing will have enjoyed success at October 2014's Asian Para Games and will be looking to the meeting as a stepping stone to Rio 2016.
In 2014 nearly 200 athletes took part in 133 different events.
The Chinese capital Beijing is home to nearly 20 million people and is most well-known in the sports world for hosting the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games were record-breaking at the time, as 3,951 athletes from 146 countries competed across 20 sports. The Games drew 3.44 million spectators and a cumulated television audience around the world of 3.8 billion.