Photo: The Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympics; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

May 2020: Pandemic strikes Paralympics: How the Coronavirus affects the Para Sports World

04.05.2020

Coronavirus has changed the world and brought life to a grinding halt. Read our Topic of the Month May to learn about the original plans of three athletes for 2020 and how it all changed and gain insights into the processes at Ottobock – one of the official supporters and sponsors of the Paralympic Games. The Coronavirus has also prompted many changes for this German prosthetics company.
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Photo: A resting basketball from Rio2016; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Paralympics 20XX: The only thing certain is nothing is certain

04/05/2020

It was supposed to be the crowning event in para sports – Tokyo 2020. But now the Games have been postponed until 2021. This ended a period of uncertainty for the athletes who trained for late summer 2020. REHACARE.com wondered what comes next for three German athletes, and learned why the new date set for the summer of 2021 won’t solve all problems.
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Photo: Three technicians working on different auxiliary means in the Ottobock workshop during Rio 2016; Copyright: Ottobock

Coronavirus crisis strikes Paralympics: Ottobock embraces flexibility and fosters creativity

04/05/2020

Coronavirus has heightened the importance of being flexible and creative. Two strengths that Ottobock, the Official Technical Service Partner of the Paralympics, has leveraged many times at its onsite workshop during the Games and now relies on in these strange times.
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Photo: David Behre, Hans-Peter Durst and Christiane Reppe; Copyright: David Behre | Oliver Kremer | Jan Siewert

Parasports in the time of Coronavirus – a case of postponed plans, mental fitness, and a forced slow-down

04/05/2020

Firsts, last times, first and maybe last times or once-in-a-lifetime moments – the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo could have been all of these things and more for German athletes. David Behre, Christiane Reppe and Hans-Peter Durst spoke to REHACARE.com about their original plans and preparations for the Paralympics and explain how they cope with the current situation.
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Photo: The Maracana Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympics; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Pandemic strikes Paralympics: How the Coronavirus affects the Para Sports World

04.05.2020

Coronavirus has changed the world and brought life to a grinding halt. Read our Topic of the Month May to learn about the original plans of three athletes for 2020 and how it all changed and gain insights into the processes at Ottobock – one of the official supporters and sponsors of the Paralympic Games. The Coronavirus has also prompted many changes for this German prosthetics company.
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Photo: Man in wheelchair with his wife in front of a hotel entrance; Copyright: Seehotel Rheinsberg@FDS Hotel gGmbH

Accessible travel for people with disabilities: A quick review

02/04/2020

Frankly, it’s not an easy feat to write about (accessible) travel as the Coronavirus outbreak rages on and travel restrictions and quarantines put a damper on some of the best-laid travel plans. Yet despite all the somewhat dire news, there are still some exciting travel news to report. So get ready: Once SARS-CoV-2 loosens its grip, let the (accessible) journey begin!
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Photo: Alhassane Baldé in his wheelchair; Copyright: Agentur für Arbeit Düsseldorf

Alhassane Baldé – That's how he rolls

10/10/2018

Alhassane Baldé is a successful German para-athlete in wheelchair racing and has already won several medals. For him, the topics of sport and participation are therefore closely linked. Why he is grateful to his parents and what role Barack Obama plays, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Photo: Markus Boettner; Copyright: private

Markus Boettner – That's how he rolls

13/12/2017

Markus Boettner grew up with the Wartburg in sight and the Thuringian Forrest as playground. After he graduated University the passionate musician moved to Galway, Ireland. He moved back to Germany since half a year now. What moves the linguist and why a quotation of his good friend enriches his life, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Photo: Christian Jaster; Copyright: Malte Wittmershaus

Christian Jaster – That's how he rolls

06/12/2017

Para ice hockey is the ultimate sport for Christian Jaster. Since he was a child he is infected with the ice hockey virus. Meanwhile, Jaster has become an integral part of the German Para Ice Hockey National Team and webmaster of the official homepage. What other sports he wants to try out and what he would like to be, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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