Canon to Support International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships Moscow 2013

  Canon to Support International Association of Athletics Federations World
  Championships Moscow 2013

                Official Partner of IAAF World Athletic Series

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- July 29, 2013

Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that
its parent Company, Canon Inc. is an Official Partner of the International
Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships Moscow 2013,
which will take place from August 10-18, 2013. IAAF World Championships Moscow
2013 is a global competition that brings together more than 2,500 athletes
from approximately 200 countries and regions.

Canon Professional Service Center (Photo: Business Wire)

Canon Professional Service Center (Photo: Business Wire)

Canon will support the IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 by providing its
cutting-edge products, technology and service for the following initiatives:

On-site Canon Professional Service Center

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 technical support, advice and repair services as well as
loans of the latest Canon EOS system camera and lens equipment. To further
improve media support at the IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013, expert
staff at the on-site Canon Professional Service center will assist sports
photographers from various countries and regions across the world.

Canon Special IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 website

Canon Inc. will incorporate within the Company’s homepage a dedicated IAAF
World Championships Moscow 2013 website, which will provide information
related to the Canon Professional Service center. Additionally, the site will
include a link to the Canon Photo of the Day, which will be featured on the
IAAF and Local Organizing Committee official websites during the competition.
Through this initiative, visitors will be able to enjoy breathtaking images of
the athletes in action, captured by top sports photographers using Canon
cameras and lenses. Additionally, all accredited photographers covering the
event will wear bibs displaying the Canon logo.

In addition to the IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013, Canon will continue
to contribute to the advancement of sports through the use of Canon products
and technologies at the following IAAF World Athletic Series from 2013 to 2016
as an Official Partner.

IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013: Related websites

Canon x IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 website:

IAAF official website:

Local Organizing Committee official website:

IAAF World Athletics Series: Canon Sponsorship Overview

Year     Event                      Dates         Location
         IAAF World Cross           Mar. 24       Bydgoszcz,
             Country Championships                            Poland
2013         IAAF World Youth           Jul.          Donetsk, Ukraine
             Championships                  10–14
         IAAF World                 Aug.          Moscow, Russia
             Championships                  10–18
             IAAF World Indoor          Mar. 7–9      Sopot, Poland
             IAAF World Half            Mar. 29       Copenhagen,
             Marathon Championships                           Denmark
2014         IAAF World Race            May 3–4       Taicang, P.R. of
             Walking Cup                                      China
             IAAF World Junior          Jul.          Eugene, OR,
             Championships                  22–27             U.S.A.
         IAAF Continental Cup       Sep.          Marrakech,
                                            13–14             Morocco
             IAAF World Cross           Mar.          Guiyang, P.R. of
             Country Championships                            China
2015         IAAF World Youth           Jul.          Cali, Colombia
         IAAF World                 Aug.          Beijing, P.R. of
             Championships                  22–30             China
             IAAF World Indoor          Mar.          TBD
             IAAF World Half            Mar.          TBD
2016         Marathon Championships
             IAAF World Race            May           TBD
             Walking Cup
         IAAF World Junior          Jul.          TBD

Note: As an Official IAAF Partner, Canon input devices, such as cameras,
lenses and video cameras, and output devices, such as copiers, multifunction
devices, printers, scanners, facsimile machines and projectors, have been
designated as official products of the IAAF World Athletics Series.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based
consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon
U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental
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