Ottobock at the Paralympic Winter Games
With a team of 41 team members from 12 different countries, a comprehensive Technical Service was offered across the three Paralympic villages in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou as well as in four sports venues. The service was free of charge and regardless of the manufacturer of the equipment.
Overall, 384 repairs were carried out:
- Wheelchairs: 173 repairs
- Prostheses: 97 repairs
- Orthoses: 10 repairs
- Sports equipment & others: 104 repairs
The Paralympic Villages
In Beijing, all competitions of ice sports took place: Para ice hockey and Para curling.
The National Indoor Stadium, venue for Para ice hockey, was already used as a venue during the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2008.
In Yanqing, the Para alpine skiing competitions took place.
This Paralympic village was located in the mountains, about 86 kilometers north from China's capital Beijing. You can find hot springs, national parks, ski areas and the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China here.
Zhangjiakou is one of the most popular Chinese winter sports areas, located about 180 kilometers northwest of Beijing. Athletes of Para biathlon, Para cross country skiing and Para snowboard were competing here for the medals.
After the Games, the newly built facilities will be used by the Chinese national team for training and as a ski area.
Ottobock supports athletes from all over the world who compete in a wide variety of sports at many different levels. These athletes share our Passion for Paralympics and are dedicated to working as ambassadors to promote sports and an active lifestyle for people with disabilities.