BP backs World Para Athletics Championships

Multinational oil and gas company BP has signed up as a national partner of this summer’s World Para Athletics Championships, which will take place in London, England.

The event will run from July 14-23 at the London Stadium. Details of BP’s partnership were not disclosed.

“Securing such a major multinational as BP is great news for us,” championship director Niels de Vos said. “We are aware of their support for the Paralympic Movement and we are delighted that they have agreed to extend this support to the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017.”

BP has been a partner of the International Paralympic Committee since 2013 and has supported a number of National Paralympic Committees and Paralympians around the world.

Duncan Blake, BP’s global brand director, said: “BP was one of the first major brands to support the global Paralympic Movement. The energy within Para sport is truly inspirational, and being involved in this world class Para sporting event at the venue of the London 2012 Paralympic Games brings us back to where our support began. We supported the last World Para Athletics Championships in Doha 2015 and we look forward to another summer of exciting, inspiring and daring Para sport.”