Canon and Getty Images Focus on the IAAF World Championships in Moscow

  Canon and Getty Images Focus on the IAAF World Championships in Moscow

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MELVILLE, N.Y. -- August 14, 2013

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today
that Canon Europe and Getty Images, a leading creator and distributor of
award-winning photography, video and music worldwide, will unite to provide
imaging excellence at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow from August
10-18, 2013. Through Canon’s role as Official Partner of the IAAF World
Athletics Series and Getty Images’ role as Official Photographers to the IAAF,
the two companies will help to shine a spotlight on the athletes from around
the world competing in Moscow.

Photographers shoot the August 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South
Korea. (Photo: Michael ...

Photographers shoot the August 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South
Korea. (Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Jacco Leurs, Head of Professional Imaging, Canon Europe, commented: “As an
official partner of the IAAF World Athletics Series, we are looking forward to
witnessing great sporting moments at the World Athletics Championships. Many
of the most exhilarating images from Moscow will be taken by the award-winning
roster of Getty Images sports photographers and we are thrilled that the
entire Getty Images team has chosen to use Canon equipment to capture the most
memorable moments in Moscow.”

Lee Martin, Senior Vice President, Sport, Getty Images, commented: “Getty
Images is proud to partner with Canon to deliver the powerful imagery and
unrivaled perspective we are known for. We are very pleased to be the Official
Photographers for the IAAF and look forward to capturing and communicating the
intense and thrilling global competition in Moscow.”

For both Canon and Getty Images, it’s important that fans across the world
share in the passion and excitement of sporting events through compelling and
powerful imagery. In line with this vision, Canon will provide
behind-the-scenes support at the on-site Canon Professional Service Center to
the Getty Images team and other accredited professional sports photographers
covering the event. Services are anticipated to include technical support and
advice, repair and maintenance services, as well as loans of the latest Canon
EOS system camera and lens equipment to help photographers during the Series.

Canon is an Official Partner of the IAAF World Athletics Series from 2013 to
2016. As well as sponsoring the IAAF World Championships in Moscow this
August, Canon will sponsor a total of 15 IAAF World Athletics Series events,
including the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, scheduled for August

Getty Images is the official partner to more than 50 sports governing bodies,
leagues and clubs, including the International Olympic Committee, National
Hockey League, NBA, FIFA, UEFA, Manchester United and many other English
premier league clubs. Getty Images photographers have covered every IAAF World
Championship since its inaugural competition in 1983 in Helsinki. The company
also supports the IAAF Photography Assistance Program, which documents
competitors from developing nations that are unable to send a media delegation
to the championships.

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
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About Getty Images

Getty Images is among the world’s leading creators and distributors of
award-winning still imagery, video, music and multimedia products, as well as
other forms of premium digital content, available through its trusted house of
brands, including iStockphoto© and Thinkstock©. With its advanced search and
image recognition technology, Getty Images serves business customers in more
than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals
turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its
best-in-class photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work
which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines,
advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and online media.
Visit Getty Images at to learn more about how the company
is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business,
and enabling creative ideas to come to life. For the stories behind our
content and our technology, visit the Getty Images Blog at Find us on Facebook at and
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Stephen Karaolis
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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Getty Images
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