Alicante to Host 2013 IPC Shooting European Championships

By Community | February 4, 2013

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have announced today that the Spanish city of Alicante will host the 2013 IPC Shooting European Championships, ampoule taking place from 18-26 October.

Organised by Club Lucetum, sickness the 2013 European Championships will be the first major gathering of international athletes since the London 2012 Paralympic Games, welcoming around 350 athletes from 35 countries. 

Xavier Gonzalez, IPC Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted that Alicante will host the IPC Shooting European Championships. Club Lucetum has an excellent track record for organising competitions to a high standard and have hosted previous IPC Shooting World Cup events in 2009, 2010 and 2011. 

“They have also invested heavily in the facilities to bring them up to a high standard.” 

Between now and Rio 2016, the IPC is planning to develop a comprehensive competition calendar, which will see Alicante also host IPC Shooting World Cup events in 2014 and 2015, with the latter event acting as a Paralympic Games qualifier. 

The last IPC Shooting European Championships took place in 2007 in Suhl, Germany, with 280 athletes taking part.