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.
The Ottobock Technical Repair Service Center was staffed by a 100-strong team racing to return athletes to competition repairing running blades, sport knees, prosthetics limbs, wheelchairs and custom equipment. The facts and figures for the full story.
Meet the Athlete Ambassadors living their dreams and encouraging people with disabilities from all over the world to participate in sport and recreation.
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.
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.
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.