Allianz to sponsor World Para Swimming Euros

German financial services company Allianz has agreed a deal to title sponsor the 2018 World Para Swimming European Championships, which will take place in Dublin, Ireland.

The event, which will now be rebranded as the Para Swimming Allianz European Championships, will run from August 13-19 at Dublin’s National Sport Campus.

More than 500 athletes from 40 countries will compete in the competition, which will mark the first time that Ireland will have staged a major, international Para sports event.

The agreement will extend Allianz’s affiliation with para-sport in Ireland, having been in partnership with the Paralympics Ireland national organisation since 2010.

Sean McGrath, Allianz Ireland chief executive, said: “As an organisation, Allianz exists to enable communities to live life to the fullest, without fear or compromise. Our global sponsorship of the International Paralympic Committee and local partnership with Paralympics Ireland allows us to support elite athletes who have overcome adversity and I look forward to welcoming Europe's top athletes to Dublin next August.”