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Panasonic Sponsors ’08 Paralympic Games

Osaka, Japan — Panasonic said it has reached an agreement 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 Sept. 6 to 17, 2008. Approximately 4,000 athletes from 145 countries and regions are expected to compete in the games recognized as the premiere world sporting event for athletes with a disability.

Panasonic has been an official partner of the Paralympic Games since the Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games.

Panasonic said its sport of such activities is aimed at “promoting world peace and facilitating 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.