Global brand BP has been announced by London 2017 as the latest National Partner for the World Para Athletics Championships.
BP has been a partner of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) since 2013 and has supported a number of National Paralympic Committees and Paralympians around the world.
The partnership with London 2017 Ltd reflects the strong alignment of values between BP and this year’s World Para Athletics Championships, which will take place at the London Stadium between 14-23 July.
The Championships, along with the IAAF World Championships London 2017 that follow from 4-13 August, together celebrate the Summer of World Athletics, the biggest sporting event in the world in 2017 with more than 3,000 athletes from over 200 nations set to compete.
Niels de Vos, Championship Director, said: “Securing such a major multinational as BP is great news for us. We are aware of their support for the Paralympic Movement and we are delighted that they have agreed to extend this to support to the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017.”
Duncan Blake, BP’s Global Brand Director, said: “BP was one of the first major brands to support the global Paralympic Movement. The energy within Para sport is truly inspirational, and being involved in this world class Para sporting event at the venue of the London 2012 Paralympic Games brings us back to where our support began. We supported the last World Para Athletics Championships in Doha 2015 and we look forward to another summer of exciting, inspiring and daring Para sport.”
The biggest event to be staged at the London Stadium since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – it is the first time both the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships have been held in the same city in the same year. Tickets are now on sale at London2017athletics.com.