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PRESS RELEASE: Panasonic Becomes Official Partner Of Beijing 2008
Osaka, Japan (May 21, 2008) - Panasonic, the leading brand for which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is best known, today announced that the company has agreed on a partnership with the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games(BOCOG) to become an Official Partner of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in the Video and Audio Equipment Category.
The Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games will take place from September 6 to 17, 2008. Approximately 4,000 athletes from 145 countries and regions are expected to compete in the Games recognized as the world's premier sporting event for athletes with a disability.
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 promote world peace and facilitate greater worldwide acceptance of people with a disability.
Panasonic will be providing RAMSA professional audio systems and ASTROVISION large screen display system to various venues including at National Stadium (also known as the Bird's Nest), where the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be held. Panasonic will also provide HD image and high-quality sound broadcasting equipment to the International Broadcast Centre of the Paralympic Games to assist in delivering the passion and excitement to spectators around the world.
Panasonic is proud to support the Olympic Movement ― aimed at promoting world peace through sports ― as an Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Video and Audio Equipment category for more than 20 years since The Olympic Partner (TOP) Program commenced for the Calgary Olympic Winter Games in 1988. Under the theme "Sharing the Passion," Panasonic will contribute to the success of the Olympic Games through its technology. This year, Panasonic renewed its partnership with the International Olympic Committee for a further eight years to 2016.
For more information, visit http://panasonic.net/olympic/ .
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(First posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 13:39 EDT)