In January 2007, the IPC reviewed the submitted material and selected the following eligible candidates to continue in the formal bid application process:
2010 IPC Athletics World Championships
· Barcelona, Spain
· Christchurch, New Zealand
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships
· Patras, Achaia, Greece
2010 IPC Swimming World Championships
· Eindhoven, Netherlands
· Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
· Sheffield, Great Britain
2010 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships
· Hong Kong, China
The applicants are now required to submit the completed bid application to the IPC by 29 June 2007. Between 1 July and 15 September, the IPC will conduct an indepth bid review process of the completed applications and conduct site inspection visits to each of the bid cities.
>From 12 to 13 October, the bid applicants will be invited to present to the IPC World Championships Bid Evaluation Committee the final bid proposal. The Committee will recommend the preferred bid to the IPC Governing Board, who will then award the 2010 World Championships in November 2007.
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