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Allianz invests in IPC Athletics renewal

German financial services giant Allianz has extended its global partnership with IPC Athletics, the international governing body for para-athletics.

The renewal is for two years, until the end of the 2016, and takes in October’s IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Allianz will be a tier one partner for that event and the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy.

Additionally, the multinational firm will support a minimum of three IPC Athletics Grand Prix in both 2015 and 2016. The Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland and Berlin, Germany in May and June respectively will be sponsored by Allianz following its commitment to the event in Brisbane earlier this month.

International Paralympic Committee president Sir Philip Craven said: “Having signed Allianz as IPC Athletics’ first global partner in 2014, we are overjoyed to extend our partnership with them until the end of 2016 and announce them as the first tier one sponsor of our World and European Championships.”