Mar 12, 2012
Panasonic Becomes Official Partner of the London 2012 Paralympic Games
Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation, the Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category for the London 2012 Olympic Games, announced today that the company will support the London 2012 Paralympic Games as the Official Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category.
The London 2012 Paralympic Games will take place from August 29 to September 9, 2012 in London. Approximately 4,200 athletes from 160 countries and regions will compete in 20 sports and 471 medal events. Panasonic has been an Official Partner of the Paralympic Games since the Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games. Through its support for international sporting events such as the Paralympic Games, Panasonic aims to contribute to the promotion of world peace and greater worldwide acceptance of people with disabilities.
Panasonic will be providing a full lineup of audio visual equipment including LED large screen display systems, professional audio systems, flat screen TVs, digital video cameras, and broadcast equipment to support the staging of the Paralympic Games through cooperation with the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), and the Olympic Broadcasting Services London (OBSL). Panasonic will also supply its high-definition (Full HD) video equipment to the competition venues, and the International Broadcast Center, so that the London 2012 Paralympic Games will be broadcast completely in Full HD format. The Panasonic AV systems will deliver the passion and excitement of the Games to spectators around the world.
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 8.69 trillion yen (US$105 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2011. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE: PC) stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net.
Panasonic is proud to support the Olympic Movement, which is aimed at promoting world peace through sports, as an Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category for more than 20 years since The Olympic Partner (TOP) Program commenced with the Calgary Olympic Winter Games in 1988. Under the slogan of "Sharing the Passion," Panasonic will contribute to the success of the Olympic Games through its technology and video expertise. Panasonic renewed its partnership until 2016 with the International Olympic Committee.
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