By Daniel Etchells

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium has been selected to host this year's IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final ©Getty ImagesThe London 2012 Olympic Stadium will play host to this year's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics Grand Prix Final, it has been officially confirmed today.

Approximately 150 of the world's leading Para-athletes, including multiple world and Paralympic champions, are expected to compete in the Grand Prix Final, which is due to take place on July 26, the third and last day of the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games.

The event, the last major meeting prior to October's World Championships in Doha, also coincides with National Paralympic Day, a sporting celebration of the Paralympic Movement, organised annually by the British Paralympic Association.

The Grand Prix Final is the climax of the third annual IPC Athletics series launched in 2013.

"We are very excited to be taking this showcase event to a venue which holds so many great memories for millions of people around the world," said Ryan Montgomery, head of IPC Athletics.

"During London 2012 the venue was packed every single day, as it was for the Anniversary Games in 2013, and I am confident that with another bumper crowd it will spur the athletes onto great achievements.

"The Sainsbury's Anniversary Games are the climax of our biggest ever Grand Prix series and will act as the perfect curtain raiser to October's World Championships.

"It will also give athletes a taster of what they can expect when the iconic venue stages the 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships."

The IPC Grand Prix Final is due to take place on the third and last day of the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games ©Getty ImagesThe IPC Grand Prix Final is due to take place on the third and last day of the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games ©Getty Images

Nine other Grand Prix events are taking place in five continents around the world this year, with the first having taken place this week in Dubai.

From there, events will be held in Brisbane, Australia; Tunis, Tunisia; Beijing, China; São Paulo, Brazil; Mesa, United States; Nottwil, Switzerland; Grosseto, Italy and Berlin, Germany.

The Stadium, located on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, is currently closed as work continues to transform it into the new national competition centre for British Athletics and the permanent home of English Premier League football team West Ham United in 2016.

It will open to host the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games, scheduled to begin with a two-day International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting on July 24, and close with the Grand Prix Final.

The 20 events that will make up the Grand Prix Final will be announced in the coming weeks.

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