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Ottobock to partner with para-athletes

January 11, 2018HME News Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Ottobock will provide equipment to para-athletes at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, it announced today. “Our team of experts incorporating orthotics and prosthetics professionals, wheelchair technicians and welders, will be available to repair and service prostheses, orthoses and wheelchairs so the athletes can concentrate fully on their performance in the competition,” said Thomas Much, Ottobock managing director,...

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Don't forget: The Olympics don't end on Feb. 28!

February 18, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I received an e-mail from Otto Bock Healthcare last week that reminded me that the Olympic Winter Games don't end on Feb. 28. The Paralympic Games, also in Vancouver, follow the Olympics March 12-21. The reason Otto Bock was e-mailing me: They, along with the International Paralympic Committee, will have a special exhibit at the ski resort Whistler as part of the Paralympic Games. The exhibit, the "Snow Dome," will provide information on the paralympic movement and the Paralympic Games, including...

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Paralympic pioneer dies

December 1, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Thomas Randall "Randy" Snow, a wheelchair athlete and a pioneer of the Paralympic Games, died last month of a heart attack in El Salvador, where he was giving a wheelchair-tennis clinic. Snow's father, Tom Snow, told the Dallas News that in 1984 his son took part in a wheelchair race at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles that set the stage for the Paralympic Games. He really got the Paralympic Games started," he said. "That's when it really started, as a result of that race he was in." Snow also owned...

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