Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Ottobock will support athletes at the Paralympics in Tokyo 2021

IPC postpones Paralympic Games by one year

On 24 March, 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to postpone the Olympic Games until 2021. The reason for this decision is the worldwide corona pandemic. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) endorsed this decision a few hours later.

"The love for the Paralympics is deeply rooted in the DNA of our company," said Professor Hans Georg Näder, owner and Chairman of the Board of Ottobock, in response to the postponement of the Games. "During this unprecedented crisis, we are sticking together. Postponing the Games is the right thing to do. At this time, it is crucial that we protect the well-being of the athletes, spectators and the global Paralympic Family. Stay safe!"

As an official technical service partner, Ottobock will continue to service all athletes without charge in 2021. "We are really looking forward to assisting the athletes from all over the world at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. If not in 2020, then in 2021," said Peter Franzel, Ottobock's Paralympics Organising Director.

You can read the IPC's announcement here: https://www.paralympic.org/news/ipc-reaction-tokyo-2020-paralympic-games-postponed

Lisa Marx

PR Manager

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Spokeswoman and Head of Corporate Communications Europe

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