Founded in 1950 and now with 300 members, the disabled sports section of TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen is one of the most successful clubs in Germany for disabled athletes. At the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, a large number of Bayer club members once again competed against the world's best disabled athletes
In all, 148 German athletes (83 men and 65 women ) competed at the XV Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen was represented by 17 athletes competing in three sports, once again making up the German team’s largest contingent of participants.
Bayer AG has been sponsoring disabled sports since 1950, and top athletes from TSV have been taking part at the Paralympics since 1984. A success story: TSV athletes have won a total of 82 medals at the Paralympics, 57 of them in track and field alone. Our athletes not only benefit from optimal training facilities, they also have an opportunity to enjoy a dual career in the sports class at Bayer AG or the Elite Sports School.
Leverkusen is the only Paralympic training center in Germany for three different sports: Track and field, sitting volleyball and swimming