"The BT Paralympic World Cup is a key event for many athletes preparing for the London 2012 Paralympic Games and our technical service team is proud to be on hand to support their preparations.”
Ottobock, who have provided technical service to the BT Paralympic World Cup since 2007, will provide an expert team of orthotists, prosthetists and wheelchair technicians, to provide equipment repair and maintenance for competing athletes throughout the competition.
The BT Paralympic World Cup launches an exciting summer of sport for Ottobock, who are also the Official Technical Service Provider of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
Phil Yates, Managing Director of Ottobock said: “This partnership with the BT Paralympic World Cup reinforces our strong commitment to Paralympic sport.
“Ottobock has been providing technical service at Paralympic competition since 1988 and we have the expertise, knowledge and skills to support the diverse range of equipment repair and maintenance needed at world-class sporting events. The BT Paralympic World Cup is a key event for many athletes preparing for the London 2012 Paralympic Games and our technical service team is proud to be on hand to support their preparations.”
In conjunction with the BT Paralympic World Cup, Ottobock and the International Paralympic Committee will bring the ‘Passion for Paralympics’ to Manchester.
The free public exhibition is touring England and Scotland to create excitement for Paralympic sport, showcase the technology used by Paralympic athletes and spread the Paralympic values of courage, determination, inspiration and equality.
The exhibition will be open from 14 – 27 May at the Manchester Arndale Centre.
The BT Paralympic World Cup is the largest annual international multi-sport competition in elite disability sport. BT is entering its fourth year as title sponsor, upholding its strong commitment to disability sport in the UK that stretches back over twenty years.
Manchester has committed for the eighth consecutive year to hosting elite international athletes competing across Wheelchair Basketball, Athletics and Football 7-a-side. In addition, Boccia will once again be represented, with an international match staged during the competition.
The 2012 BT Paralympic World Cup will once again be broadcast by Channel 4. For more information about Channel 4’s Paralympic coverage, visit: www.channel4.com/paralympics.
The BT Paralympic World Cup is sanctioned by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) and supported by ParalympicsGB, BT and Manchester City Council.
The event schedule will see the Manchester Regional Arena host all events, starting with Athletics on 22 May, followed by Wheelchair Basketball and Football 7-a-side on 23-26 May. The Boccia match will be staged on 24 May.