Seiko to supply specialist timing & measurement service for World Para Athletics event in London

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Seiko will provide timing and measurement services for the World Para Athletics Championships in London this summer as part of its role as official timekeeper for the IAAF World Championships.

The World Para Athletics Championships take place from 14-23 July at the London Stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, two weeks before the IAAF World Championships take place at the same venue.

The two sporting events are collectively known as the Summer of World Athletics.

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“We are delighted to be working with Seiko as the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 draw even closer,” says championship director, Niels de Vos.

“In less than three 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,” he adds.

Seiko will provide specifically designed athletics timing and measurement equipment including start information, video distance measurement, transponder timing systems and in-field scoreboards at the London Stadium.

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The Summer of World Athletics is the biggest event to be staged at the London Stadium since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

It is the first time both the Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships have been held in the same city with over 3000 athletes from over 200 nations competing over 20 days of action.

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