Passion for Paralympics

For almost 30 years Ottobock has been at the heart of the Paralympic Movement. As the longest serving Partner to the Paralympic Games, athletes at every summer and winter Games benefit from Ottobock’s experience providing technical service since the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games. Similar to the services provided by mechanics in motor racing, Ottobock is responsible for the repair and maintenance of equipment used by Paralympians and getting athletes back into the competition as fast as possible.

It is specialist and high pressure work. At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games a technical service team of 100 people from 29 countries worked 14,500 to complete 2408 repairs for 1162 athletes.

Pride in our role supporting athletes and dedication to the importance of mobility drives a Passion for Paralympics that we are excited to share with people living with disabilities and members of the public all over the world.

London 2017

Ottobock is the proud Official Prosthetic, Orthotic and Wheelchair Technical Service Provider for the World Para Athletics Championships in London 2017, July 14- 23


Behind the scenes

At every Paralympic Games Ottobock prosthetists, orthotists, welders and wheelchair technicians work from specialized repair centres in the Athletes’ Village and competition venues. Get behind the scenes to learn about their challenging high pressure role.



Meet the Athlete Ambassadors living their dreams and encouraging people with disabilities from all over the world to participate in sport and recreation.


Ottobock Running sport prosthesis

With the various running prostheses for transfemoral and transtibial amputees, Ottobock makes it possible for ambitious competitive as well as recreational athletes to actively participate in sports.



The equipment used by athletes competing at the Paralympic Games relies on the latest technology and innovation. Here we show how it works.


Get involved

At Ottobock, we want to spread our Passion for Paralympics by giving people the chance to experience Paralympic sport, whether it is as a participant or an enthusiastic spectator.


Running Clinics

Above-the-knee amputees ranging from beginners to advanced runners train under Heinrich Popow’s expert supervision.



Read the latest news on Ottobock and from the Technical Repair Service Center at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.



Enjoying watching the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games? Check out Ottobock’s Paralympic YouTube channel to learn more about the athletes and everything you need to know about a running blade and how it works.


The Games

In 1988 Ottobock became the first Partner to the Paralympic Games. Read more about this unique history and story.