Canon is proud to be a global sponsor of Copa America Argentina 2011, marking the first time the Company will be a sponsor of Latin America’s most prestigious soccer tournament. As part of the sponsorship, Canon will be the official camera, lens, binocular, video camera, broadcast lens, printer, calculator, digital radiography system and office equipment provider for the tournament. In addition, Canon will sponsor the Copa America “Best Photo” section where fans can vote on the best photos from every game of the tournament.
The Company has been a long-standing supporter of soccer worldwide, beginning with the 1978 World Cup hosted by Argentina. Since that time, Canon has supported every World Cup up to the 1998 tournament, has been a proud sponsor of UEFA since 1980 and has supported the UEFA Euro as recently as 2008.
Canon is a leading global provider of consumer, business-to-business medical and industrial digital imaging solutions worldwide. Canon’s world headquarters is based in Tokyo, Japan, while the Americas headquarters is located New York. Additionally, Canon also has South American offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Panama and Mexico.