Seiko and Various Sports
Seiko and Athletics
The deep ties between Seiko and athletics originated with the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. Seiko designed and built no less than 1,278 timing devices, including those for athletics events, to evolve electronic timing to full-fledged application in the Tokyo Olympic Games. Time was measured so precisely, the Tokyo Olympics became the first-ever Olympic Games free from disputes over competition times or order of finish.
IAAF* World Championships
In 1985, Seiko signed as the Official Timer for the events hosted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) including the IAAF World Championships held in Rome in 1987. Seiko and the IAAF have been solid partners ever since. Seiko continues to work with the IAAF as a provider of groundbreaking timing and measurement technologies appreciated by athletes, competition officials, and spectators alike.
*IAAF: International Association of Athletics Federations
Seiko Golden Grand Prix, the event that gathers world's top athletes.
The Seiko name has been attached to one of the IAAF World Challenge Meetings with world-class athletes. Since the Seiko Super Athletics Meet, the predecessor to this competition, Seiko has been supporting the competition both as the crown sponsor and Official Timer. The Seiko Golden Grand Prix 2014 was the last international athletics event held in the National Stadium in Tokyo before stadium reconstruction commenced.
The great records Seiko timed
Few will forget the day when the former world record for the 100m was broken in the IAAF World Championships, Tokyo 1991. Seiko, the official timer for the race, recorded a winning time of 9.86 seconds. Eighteen years later, in 2009, the current world record in the 100m was set in the final of the IAAF World Championships, Berlin. The time record was an astonishing 9.58 seconds. Seiko has been a proud timer of world records throughout the ages.
The timing team that measures precisely
The Seiko Timing Team is a group of Japanese and British timing engineers with wide-ranging skills. Team members use the experience and know-how Seiko has garnered over the years to improve technologies in unstoppable pursuit of top performance.
Sports Competition Reports
This page introduces reports of various sports competitions sponsored by Seiko.