Paralympic Athletics World Championships Organizing Committee

After having successfully organized this competition in 2002 in Villeneuve d'Ascq, then in Lyon in 2013, France and its capital have obtained the organization of the next World Para Athletics (WPA) World Championships from July 8 to 17, 2023 in Paris. Supported and organized by the French Handisport Federation (FFH), this world-class event will take place at the Charléty stadium, scene of the traditional WPA International Grand Prix, the Handisport Open Paris (HOP).
Logo des Championnats du monde de Para-athlétisme Paris 2023
Under the aegis of the WPA international body, and entrusted to the FFH, which has set up a Paralympic Athletics World Championships Organizing Committee (COMAP PARIS’23), the next World Athletics Championships in Paris 2023 will be a major event in the Paralympic calendar.

This event marks the return to France of the second largest international Paralympic competition after the Games, an important event just one year before the Paris 2024 Games.

1.330 athletes and more than 1.000 officials and staff members from 107 countries are expected on the track of the mythical Charléty stadium, for 10 days of events, open to athletes with disabilities and adapted sports. Whether they are paraplegic, visually impaired, amputees, suffering from cerebral palsy, intellectually impaired or psychologically handicapped, they will all participate to win one of the 217 gold medals awarded.

As for the organization, nearly 1,500 volunteers, 200 judges and officials will be present every day to make the event come alive and more than 7,000 meals will be served daily. The FFH and the COMAP wish to make these PARIS’23 World Championships an outstanding event with high standards of reception, enhanced media coverage, and an excellent spectator experience.

Dimitri Pavade in action. He will be taking part into the Paris Para-athletics games in 2023