Passion for Paralympics Exhibition

To celebrate the London 2012 Paralympic Games Ottobock and the International Paralympic Committee launched the Passion for Paralympics exhibition to showcase the technology and equipment used by Paralympic athletes and spread the Paralympic values of courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

The equipment on display included hand cycles, sport wheelchairs, prosthetic knees and running blades, as well as the technology which helps amputees with everyday life.

Visitors of all ages enjoyed a hands-on multi-media experience including:

  • A history of the Paralympic Games, from its beginnings in 1948.
  • The challenge of hand-cycling at high speed;
  • The opportunity to feel the strength needed to power a carbon fibre running blade;
  • The latest in prosthetic technology allowing users to live active and independent lives;
  • The chance to become part of the exhibition by sharing what they are passionate about and upload a photo to an online gallery of Paralympic fans.

The ‘Passion for Paralympics’ exhibition toured Great Britain attracting 45,000 members of the public, school groups, celebrities, media, government officials and dignitaries. Visitors left with a unique understanding of Paralympic sport and palpable excitement for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

In 2013 and 2014 the exhibition toured Beijing and Shanghai, China, Orlando, USA and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil spreading Ottobock’s Passion for Paralympics worldwide.


Visitors to the Ottobock London 2012 Passion for Paralympics exhibition enjoy the interactive exhibits.

A young visitor to the Ottobock Passion for Paralympics Exhibition in China learns more about the History of the Paralympic Games and Ottobock’s role.

Visitors to the Ottobock London 2012 Passion for Paralympics exhibition were asked to share what they are passionate about. Some got very creative!