The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Ottobock, Duderstadt, German, the official prosthetic, orthotic, and wheelchair technical service provider for the 2012 Paralympic Games, extended their worldwide partnership to include the Rio, Brazil, 2016 Paralympic Games.
Ottobock has been providing technical service as a partner to the Paralympic Games since the Seoul, South Korea, 1988 Games, and has completed about 10,000 repairs for athletes during the Paralympic competitions since then.
IPC President Sir Philipp Craven and Hans Georg Näder, president and CEO of Ottobock, both emphasized the importance of their partnership, which is based on trust, shared values, and a shared vision for the future of the Paralympic movement and sports as a driving force to promote inclusion.
“I am delighted that Ottobock has extended its relationship with us. They are a much valued worldwide partner of the IPC,” said Craven. “Through our partnership, they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge which benefits the whole of the Paralympic movement. We look forward to working with them through to Rio 2016 and the first Paralympic Games in South America.”