27 January 2023

The L’ÉQUIPE media group is the official partner of the Para Athletics World Championships, PARIS’23

The L’Équipe media group and the Organizing Committee for the Paralympic Athletics World Championships are delighted to announce their collaboration on a key event on the 2023 sporting calendar. The L’Équipe media group has acquired exclusive broadcasting rights for the entire PARIS’23 Para Athletics World Championships, which will be held for the 1st time in Paris, at the Charléty Stadium, from July 8 to 17. With the Paralympic Games just a year away, the Para Athletics World Championships will set the tone for the future, and will undoubtedly bring a wealth of emotion and high achievement!


From the coverage of the event to its promotion and dissemination on television, the L’Équipe media group will be offering comprehensive, wide-ranging coverage of the Para-Athletic World Championshipsin its daily newspaper, its magazine, on its platform (website and app) and on its channel.

  • Full digital broadcasting

These World Championships will be broadcast in full and exclusively on the L’Équipe platform (website and app) in the L’Équipe live universe and on the L’Équipe live 1 and L’Équipe live 2 channels. On the L’Équipe website and app, a special section will be created to enable web users to follow the results of the competition live as well as all the latest news ( analysis, profiles, reports…).

  • Unprecedented TV coverage

The L’Équipe channel, meanwhile, will be offering no less than 28 hours of live coverage, providing unprecedented exposure and allowing viewers to experience the highlights of these World Championships every day with a special program presented by Messaoud Benterki. These World Championships are part of a series of athletics competitions, including the Paris Meeting, the Liévin Meeting and the Diamond League (Paris), already broadcast on the L’Équipe channel.

  • Deciphering and analyzing the print world

L’Équipe newspaper and magazine will devote several pages to this major event, with reports and presentations of the para-athletes and their respective fields, as well as a daily follow-up of their sporting performances.

With this new licence, the L’Équipe media group continues its commitment to media coverage of parasport and its athletes. It’s also an opportunity to bring together rising stars of French para-athletics such as Gloria Agblemagnon and Charles-Antoine Kouakou, as well as seasoned participants on the world circuit such as Mandy François-Elie, a multi-medal-winning Paralympian, Pierre Fairbank, Paralympic champion in Sydney in 2000, and Timothée Adolphe, silver medallist at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. The Paralympic Athletics World Championships Organizing Committee is delighted with this new collaboration.

Guislaine Westelynck, President of the French Handisport Federation, President of the Organizing Committee of the Para Athletic World Championships, PARIS’23

I’d like to thank the L’Équipe group, its managing director Laurent Prud’homme and all his teams, for setting up this exceptional broadcasting system! The “Paris’23” World Championships are an invitation to the world, a chance to shine the spotlight on achievements, to prepare people’s viewpoints, to open people’s minds to the potential of people with disabilities when expressed at the highest level… Because in the end, behind the emotions and the medals, the challenge is even greater: to contribute to a profound change in the perception of disability at the heart of our society. Thank you for joining us in this wonderful process!

Laurent Prud’homme, General Manager, L’Équipe Media Group

The L’Équipe group is very proud to be broadcasting the Para Athletic World Championships.
It is among the major international sporting events (GESI) of the coming months, along with the Rugby World Cup, the Olympic Games and the Paris Paralympic Games. L’Équipe will use all its media – website, app, newspaper, magazine, television, social networks – to cover this parasport competition, the biggest after the Paralympic Games. More generally, it’s the role of L’Équipe, a leader in sports news, to promote and showcase parasport and introduce as many people as possible to the future stars of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.