London 2012 Paralympic Games

As the Official Prosthetic, Orthotic and Wheelchair Technical Service Provider to the London 2012 Paralympic Games Ottobock provided athletes, officials and the Paralympic community with immediate repair and maintenance for mobility equipment used during the Games. This included orthoses, prosthetics and wheelchairs, as well as throwing frames, bicycles and handbikes.

Nine tonnes of equipment and 15,000 spare parts were assembled in 2 days to fit out a 600 sq ft workshop at the Athletes’ Village on the Olympic Park, as well as smaller ones at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Village, Egham Rowing and Canoe Sprint Village, nine competition and training venues and a mobile unit.

By the numbers:

  • 80 highly experienced prosthetists, orthotists, wheelchair technicians and welders worked more than 10,000 hours during the Games
  • The team included members from 20 countries who spoke 15 different languages.
  • Welding was in high demand and 12 welders were part of the team.
  • In 22 days 2062 repairs were completed for athletes from 123 of the competing countries.
  • 15,000 spare parts and 2,000 replacement wheelchair tyres
  • The sports creating most demand were athletics, archery and wheelchair basketball.