Live coverage will be fronted on Channel 4 by Jonathan Edwards and Ade Adepitan, complemented by an expert team of commentators, analysts and reporters with John Rawling, Rob Walker, Danny Crates and Sonja McLaughlan.
Over 140 athletes will compete across 18 disciplines. The world’s top six athletes are invited, after having competed in at least one IPC Athletics Grand Prix during the season, and are joined by twelve athletes invited by IPC Athletics to ensure a top class field in each event. For many in the competition it will be the last chance to test themselves ahead of the IPC World Championships in Lyon three weeks later.
Channel 4’s BAFTA award-winning coverage of the 2012 Games brought Paralympic sport to a whole new audience in the UK and had a positive impact on attitudes towards disability sport. I’m delighted that we’re continuing the story this summer with live coverage of the Sainsbury’s IPC Grand Prix, the IPC World Athletics Championships in Lyon and Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. – Channel 4 Sports Editor Jamie Aitchison.
Channel 4 will also broadcast the Sainsbury’s International Para Challenge, which takes place on the third day of the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium on the 28th July, and will also have coverage from the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon.
Channel 4’s coverage of the Paralympics, which reached almost 40 million people, won two BAFTAs: for Best Sport and Live Event, and for Digital Creativity.