Passion for Paralympics

For 30 years, Ottobock has been at the heart of the Paralympic Movement. Ottobock is the longest serving partner of the Paralympic Games and has been offering its technical service since the 1988 Games in Seoul. Athletes have been benefiting from the company’s experience at every Winter and Summer Games since. Similar to the services provided by mechanics in motor racing, Ottobock is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the athletes’ equipment and ensures that they can get back into the competition as quickly as possible.

Fulfilling this task calls for specialist knowledge and the ability to work under high pressure. At the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, a 100-member service team put in over 10,400 hours of work and carried out 2,408 repairs.

We are proud to be able to support so many athletes, and are fully committed to the topic of mobility. We want to share this commitment – our “Passion for Paralympics” – with people with disabilities all over the world, and increase its profile among the wider public.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

The sixteenth Summer Paralympic Games are being held from 25 August to 6 September 2020 in Tokyo Ottobock will once again be at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as the Official Technical Service Partner, providing free maintenance and repair services to the athletes.


The Games: 30 years of Paralympics

Ottobock offered technical services at the Paralympic Games for the very first time in 1988. Since then, Ottobock has stood ready to support the athletes at every Paralympic Games. Learn more about this unique history.



Meet the Athlete Ambassadors living their dreams and encouraging people with disabilities from all over the world to participate in sport and recreation.


Behind the scenes

At the Paralympic Games, Ottobock’s O&P professionals, welders and wheelchair technicians work to provide technical services in special repair centres. Take a look behind the scenes.



The equipment used by athletes competing at the Paralympic Games relies on the latest technology and innovation. Here we show how it works.


Running Clinics

Above-the-knee amputees ranging from beginners to advanced runners train under Heinrich Popow’s expert supervision.


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.



Do you enjoy watching the Paralympic Games and sporting events? 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.



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