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09/08/14

Ottobock announced as the Official Technical Services Provider for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Ottobock has been at the heart of the Paralympic Movement for more than 25 years. The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be the 13th where Ottobock has provided technical service. As the Official Prosthetic, Orthotic and Wheelchair Technical Services Provider, Ottobock will provide a team of prosthetists, orthotists, wheelchair technicians and welders from across the region and its network worldwide. They will be responsible for supporting the needs of athletes from all competing nations and in all sports, maintaining and repairing any of the equipment they rely on to train and compete.

“Ottobock has a long history in Latin America, with a strong commitment to its people and the growth of the region. In 1975, we introduced prosthetic and orthotic care and have pioneered its development ever since. Our Paralympic engagement is part of the company DNA and becoming a partner of the first Paralympic Games in Latin America is a natural progression of our commitment to both the region and Paralympic sport,” said Professor Hans Georg Näder, President and CEO of Ottobock Healthcare. “The vitality of the Brazilian people and the Paralympic spirit is an thrilling combination, and I am looking forward to Games with a passion that will be felt not only in Rio but by audiences worldwide.“

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are expected to attract 4,350 athletes from 176 nations to compete in 22 sports. They will compete in 20 venues across Rio de Janeiro where Ottobock will provide comprehensive technical service.

“Ottobock’s 25 years of experience as a Partner to the Paralympic Games and global resources are invaluable to us as an organising committee,” said Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the president of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. “We are delighted to have Ottobock on board to provide athletes the confidence and familiarity of a trusted partner. Their technical service support will ensure the smooth running of the Games and we look forward to bringing together the power of the Ottobock and Paralympic brands to engage people across the region and change perceptions of disability.”