The Santiago 2023 Organising Committee has entered an agreement with Ottobock to cover the Parapan American Games ©Santiago 2023

German company Ottobock has entered an agreement with the Santiago 2023 Organising Committee to provide repair services to technological implements used by athletes at next year's Parapan American Games.

Organisers claimed that the partnership ensures that Para athletes competing at the Games in the Chilean capital will receive "assistance and technical support."

Repair services are set to be available during competition and at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

The creation of a care dome in the Games Village and repair sites in venues used for wheelchair sports, including qualified personnel and materials, are also covered under the agreement.

Ottobock previously provided services at the last edition of the Parapan American Games in Peru's capital Lima in 2019.

It is the longest serving partner of the Paralympic Games, having offered technical services since Seoul 1988.

It has served as a worldwide partner of the International Paralympic Committee since 2005.

Ottobock has offered technical services at the Paralympic Games since Seoul 1988 ©Getty Images
Ottobock has offered technical services at the Paralympic Games since Seoul 1988 ©Getty Images

The company was founded in 1919 in Berlin, and states as its mission improving the quality of life and independence of people with physical disabilities.

The Santiago 2023 Parapan American Games is set to feature around 2,000 athletes, of whom 850 are expected to be daily wheelchair users and 500 use prostheses.

The multi-sport event is scheduled for November 17 to 26, following on from the Pan American Games, which are also due to be held in Santiago.

A total of 17 sports and 18 disciplines are on the programme for the Parapan American Games, with 33 countries expected to take part.

Chile has never previously held the Pan American or Parapan American Games.