29 Jan 2013

Grand prix series for disabled athletes announced

8:14 am on 29 January 2013

An international grand prix series for disabled athletes will get underway in March, the International Paralympic Committee says.

The meetings, which will take place in Dubai, Beijing, Sao Paulo, Grosseto in Italy, Arizona and Berlin, have been described as a Paralympic version of the Diamond League.

The aim of the series is to build on the success of London 2012, where the profile of Paralympic sport was raised considerably.