Capital set for Olympics MkII

MAYOR Boris Johnson says London will recapture the spirit of this year’s Olympics in 2017, after being awarded the Paralympic Athletics World Championship.

The competition will take place at the Olympic Stadium just weeks before it hosts the World Athletics Championship.

It is the first time any city has staged both major events in the same year.

Johnson said: “By bringing the IPC Athletics World Champion-ships to our wonderful Olympic Park just a month before the World Athletics Championships, the capital is poised to recreate the magic of 2012.”