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.

Rio 2016: Today at the Games

Keep up to date on all the action from the Ottobock Technical Repair Service Center as the 100-strong team race to return athletes to competition repairing running blades, sport knees, prosthetics limbs, wheelchairs and custom equipment.


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.


Special Exhibition in Berlin

Until 31st October 2016, Ottobock is presenting a special exhibition at the Science Center Berlin about the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and Ottobock's engagement in the Paralympic Games.



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.