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

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 2015.

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 PCMag.com 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 responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

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 www.gettyimages.com 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 blog.gettyimages.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gettyimages and Twitter at www.twitter.com/gettyimages.

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