PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games
Medal competitions in six disciplines: Para alpine skiing, Para biathlon, Para cross-country skiing, Ice sledge hockey, Para snowboarding and Wheelchair curling. These are set to be the biggest Paralympic Winter Games yet.
And Ottobock will once again be on site as the official prosthetic, orthotic and wheelchair technical service provider.
Ottobock – our expertise for everyone
Ottobock’s technicians will have their hands full, as 670 athletes from 42 countries are expected to attend the Games. The team will be repairing and maintaining wheelchairs, sit-down skis and special skiing prostheses such as the ProCarve. Any other devices required by the athletes or members of the Paralympic family for the competitions or everyday purposes can also be brought in for repairs.
By the numbers: the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games
- 23 O&P professionals, wheelchair technicians and support staff
- 4 welders
- 10 languages
- 4 technical service repair centres in the Athletes’ Village as well as the alpine, Nordic and ice sledge hockey venues
- 300 m² workshop space in the repair service centre at the Athletes’ Village
- 19 days of technical service will be offered
- 3,246 expected hours of work
- 260 expected repairs
Technical service celebrates 30th anniversary
The 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang will be extra special for Ottobock as the company marks 30 years of Passion for Paralympics. This milestone will be celebrated back in South Korea where Ottobock first provided its technical service at the 1988 Paralympic Games in Seoul.
|Anna Schaffelhuber||Alpine skiing|
|Thomas Grochar||Alpine skiing|
One out of 410 repairs in PyeongChang 2018
Ottobock technician Tom repairs prosthesis at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games
Big rush at the Repair Service Center
First impressions of the Repair Service Center at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics
A glimpse behind the scenes
Organising Director Peter Franzel leads through the Repair Service Center at the PyeongChang 2018 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.
Visit the “Passion for Paralympics” special exhibition in the Ottobock Science Center in Berlin.