The 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships have been shortlisted for the New Zealand Sport and Recreation award for Event Excellence, which recognizes outstanding commercial or non-profit sport or recreation events.
The Championships, held in Christchurch from 21-30 January 2011, featured over 1,000 athletes from 57 countries competing in over 200 medal events.
The shortlisted event is up against the Owen G Glenn Hockey Champions Trophy and the NZCT AIMS Games National
Sporting Championships, a tournament for team sports.
The New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards recognize individuals and organizations throughout the country that make outstanding contributions to the world of sport and recreation. They highlight those who raise standards and break new ground for the benefit of the stakeholders they serve.
The purpose of the awards are to celebrate these successes, to share best practices and inspire excellence.
Winners will be announced on 30 April 2012 at the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards Dinner.