Nikon to Support 15th FINA World Championships as Official FINA Partner

July 16, 2013

Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President) is pleased to announce its official partnership with the Fédération International de Natation (FINA) at the 15th FINA World Championships - Barcelona 2013, to be held from July 19 to August 4, in Barcelona, Spain.

As an official FINA partner, the Nikon logo will be conspicuous throughout, appearing on the men's bibs, photographers' bibs and at the pool side.

In addition, Nikon Europe B.V. (Takami Tsuchida, President) will conduct on-site promotions during the event to enhance the excitement of the championships. Also, a FINA and Nikon co-branded web photo gallery will be launched to showcase images of the athletes and championships.

Furthermore, for the professional photographers covering this event, Nikon Professional Services (NPS) will set up a service center in the media center to offer support and services, including equipment inspections, cleaning, minor repairs and the loan of equipment.

The FINA World Championships is a prestigious biennial aquatic sports event hosted by FINA, which is made up of 203 member federations. For this year's event, the new sport of high-diving has been added on top of the five existing aquatic sports, namely swimming, open water swimming, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming. The Championships features a total of 68 events, and is recognized as an important international contest. This time more than 2,500 top athletes from some 200 countries worldwide will participate in the Championships and, as on previous occasions, it is sure to attract worldwide attention.

Nikon first partnered with FINA in 2007 and since then has continued to support both the FINA World Championships and the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m).
Because Nikon respects athletes who are continuously challenging their own limits, and wants to enhance its presence worldwide, it will continue to support a range of international sporting events.

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.