Passion for Paralympics
For more than 25 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 London 2012 Paralympic Games 88 highly qualified experts from 19 countries worked more than 10,500 hours to complete 3,041 repairs for 1,667 athletes from 123 countries.
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.
The countdown to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games has begun!
In 1988 Ottobock became the first Partner to the Paralympic Games. Read more about this unique history and story.
Meet the Athlete Ambassadors living their dreams and encouraging people with disabilities from all over the world to participate in sport and recreation.
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.
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will take place from September 7 – 18, 2016 and will attract 4,350 athletes from 176 countries, as well as 1.8 million spectators from around the world.
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.
- Tuesday, 07. June 2016High-performance sport in the Science Center
- Tuesday, 10. May 2016On route to Rio
- Thursday, 03. March 2016Ottobock provides technical and welding services at the International Wheelchair Rugby Championship; also a test event for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games