Watch LIVE: 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships Lyon
Lyon, France will host the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships between 19-28 July. Around 1,300 athletes from 90 countries are expected to attend the event which will be the first major gathering of international track and field stars following the hugely successful London 2012 Paralympic Games. The majority of medal winners from London will be competing in Lyon as they start their preparations for the next Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016. Lyon's Stadium of Parilly, which is located in 178 hectares of spectacular parkland to the south east of the city, will host the Championships. Ahead of the event organizers plan to build temporary stands to increase capacity for spectators at the venue and are looking at hosting the marathon on a 7km loop road within the surroundings of Parc Parilly. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to develop sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality. For further information, please visit http://www.paralympic.org. To watch videos on demand from Paralympic Games and to subscribe to ParalympicSport.TV, please go to www.youtube.com/ParalympicSportTV. Also, you may follow the Paralympic Movement on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ParalympicGames or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/paralympic.
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