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Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 December 2006, 16:04 GMT
GB bid to host 2010 championships
Dave Roberts
Britain won an impressive haul of medals in Durban
Great Britain has made an initial application to stage the 2010 IPC World Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

The World Championships is the second largest competition in disability swimming after the Paralympic Games.

Greece, Holland, France, Hungary, USA and Columbia have also expressed an interest in hosting the event.

Team GB returned from the last tournament - held in Durban earlier this month - with 24 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze medals.

British Swimming chief executive David Sparkes believes that the staging the championships would play a vital role in the country's preparations for the London Paralympics in 2012.

"Not only will it develop our athletes, but it is also a significant opportunity to develop expertise of our staff and volunteers two years out from the Games," said Sparkes.

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