On August 24, the 27-member Olympic team for the 15th Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was seen off in Studio 44. National Council President Doris Bures led the inauguration. In the presence of Maria Rauch-Kallat, President of the Austrian Paralympic Committee (APC), and Karl Stoss, President of the Austrian Olympic Committee (AOC), and under the direction of the National Council President, the athletes swore a solemn oath. Austrian Casinos Director General and AOC President Dr. Karl Stoss, and APC President Maria Rauch-Kallat, who later joined the party, cheered the athletes on and wished them good luck.
For the first time, the ORF broadcast the farewell party of the Austrian Paralympic Committee live from the Studio 44.