Organisers have confirmed that Seiko has been appointed to provide timing and measurement services for the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships (14-23 July) this summer.
Seiko will provide state-of-the-art, specifically designed athletics timing and measurement equipment including start information, video distance measurement, transponder timing systems and in-field scoreboards at the London Stadium.
For over half a century, Seiko has been at the forefront of world sport, providing its timing technology to many international events, including Commonwealth, Asian, Olympic and Paralympic Games. Since 1985, Seiko has been the choice of the IAAF for its major championships and has timed all fourteen World Athletics Championships since 1987.
The World Para Athletics Championships will kick off the Summer of World Athletics at the London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with 16 sessions of world-class competition set across ten days.
Championship Director Niels de Vos said: “We are delighted to be working with Seiko as the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships draw ever closer. In less than four months’ time the Summer of World Athletics will be well underway and Seiko have a key role in helping us deliver the best Championships. They are a world leader in their industry having provided services for some of the biggest events and we look forward to working with them on the Championships, which form part of the biggest sporting event in the world in 2017.”
The World Para Athletics Championships run from 14-23 July at the London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with the IAAF World Championships following at the same venue from 4-13 August to mark the biggest sporting event of the year.
The biggest event to be staged at the London Stadium since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – it is the first time both Championships have been held in the same city with over 3,000 athletes from over 200 nations competing over 20 days of action. Tickets are now on sale here.