Canon to Sponsor Four International Skating Union Championships

       Canon to Sponsor Four International Skating Union Championships

  PR Newswire

  TOKYO, November 21, 2012

TOKYO, November 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Canon Inc. announced today that the company will sponsor four of the
International Skating Union's most prestigious figure skating competitions,
spanning the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons.

Canon will sponsor a total of four International Figure Skating Championships:
the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, the ISU Four Continents Figure
Skating Championships, the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and
the ISU World Figure Skating Championships. As part of this sponsorship, Canon
will provide products, technologies and services to contribute to the success
of each event.

At numerous sporting competitions both in Japan and overseas, Canon has
provided behind-the-scenes support to members of the press covering these
events, including camera and lens maintenance services and product loans. To
further improve on-site media support at all eight Canon-sponsored
competitions spanning the two seasons, the company is planning to establish a
camera service center at each event to assist the numerous journalists and
sports photographers from various countries and regions across the world.

Through the use of Canon products and technologies, the company will continue
contributing to the advancement of sports.

Overview of the ISU figure skating competitions

International governing body:  International Skating Union (ISU)

Homepage:  isu.org

Event Schedule:

2012-2013 Season

    Event                                     Dates             Location
    ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final
    2012
    (Combined Juniors and Seniors)            Dec. 6-9, 2012    Sochi, Russia
    ISU Four Continents Figure Skating
    Championships 2013                        Feb. 6-11, 2013   Osaka, Japan
    ISU World Junior Figure Skating           Feb. 25-Mar. 3,
    Championships 2013                        2013              Milan, Italy
    ISU World Figure Skating Championships
    2013                                      Mar. 10-17, 2013  London, Canada

2013-2014 Season

    Event                                      Dates            Location
    ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final
    2013
    (Combined Juniors and Seniors)             Dec. 5-8, 2013   Fukuoka, Japan
    ISU Four Continents Figure Skating
    Championships 2014                         Jan. 20-26, 2014 Taipei, Taiwan
    ISU World Junior Figure Skating                             Sofia,
    Championships 2014                         Mar. 10-16, 2014 Bulgaria
    ISU World Figure Skating Championships
    2014                                       Mar. 24-30, 2014 Saitama, Japan

Contact: For further information please contact Rachel Wilson (tel:
+81-(0)3-5482-3805; fax: +81-(0)3-5482-5130; e-mail:
wilson.rachel@canon.co.jp) or Richard Berger (tel: +81-(0)3-5482-8055; fax:
+81-(0)3-5482-5130; e-mail: richard.berger@canon.co.jp).