International Paralympic Committee Announce Ottobock Renewal

August 31, 2012

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Ottobock Healthcare, order  the Official Prosthetic, medic Orthotic and Wheelchair Technical Service Provider to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, have today extended their worldwide partnership up to and including Rio 2016.

The partnership, which was signed at the IPC Hospitality Centre next to the Olympic Park, solidifies Ottobock’s role as a dedicated partner of the Paralympic movement, helping to write sports history which is currently reaching new heights in London. 

Ottobock has been a partner to the Paralympic Games providing technical service since the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games, and has completed approximately 10,000 repairs for athletes during Paralympic competitions since then. IPC President Sir Philip Craven and Professor Hans Georg Näder, CEO and owner of Ottobock, both emphasised the importance of their partnership, which is based on trust, shared values and vision for the future of the Paralympic Movement and sport as a driving force to promote inclusion.

Sir Philip Craven, President of the IPC said: “I am delighted that Ottobock has extended its relationship with us. They are a much valued worldwide partner of the IPC.

“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.”

Professor Hans Georg Näder emphasised that the athletes have an impact as role models far beyond sports. “With our means, the technical know-how of a global market leader and the enthusiasm shared by my employees around the world, we want to do our part to continue writing the success story of the Paralympic movement.”

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