2011 IPC Athletics World Championships

The 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships was held in Christchurch, New Zealand from January 21 to 30, 2011. Athletes with a disability competed, and the Championships was a qualifying event for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.[2]

5th IPC Athletics World Championships
Host cityChristchurch, New Zealand
Nations participating80[1]
Athletes participating1060
Dates21 – 30 January
Main venueQEII Stadium

Over 1000 athletes competed, including Oscar Pistorius, the Blade Runner, who competed in class T44 at the 100m, 4 × 100 m relay, 200m, and 400m events.

A warm-up meet, with free entry for the audience, was held on Friday January 14.[3]

Estimates placed the total visitor spend in the city at around $12 million.[4]