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History of Seiko and Sports

Since the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Seiko has marked the moments in which new records have been set and history has been made, and moments that have touched the hearts of numerous people, through the development of cutting-edge technology and the dedication of our highly experienced timing team.
In recent years, we have been building an even deeper relationship with sports by providing support for athletes and encouragement for city runners.
Here we present some of the history of Seiko as a dedicated and understanding partner to those with real passion for sports, who strive to achieve their best times, showing our commitment to the corporate slogan of "Moving ahead. Touching hearts."

1964

Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics

First time acting as official timer for the Olympics

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1972

1970sSapporo Olympics

Sapporo Olympics

First time acting as official timer for the Winter Olympics

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1978

Soccer World Cup

Seiko World Super Tennis (1978-1995)
Soccer World Cup (1978, 1982, 1986, 1990)

1979

NHK International Figure Skating Trophy (1979–present)

1980s

1980

French Open Tennis (1980–1991)

1981

Tokyo International Marathon
(1981–2006, Tokyo Marathon from 2007 on)

1984

False Start Detection System

False Start Detection System

1984

Nagoya International Women's Marathon (1984–present)
Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament (1984–present)

1985

IAAF Partnership Contract

IAAF Partnership Contract

The beginning of a history spanning over 30 years

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1985

Pan Pacific Swimming Championships (1985–present)

1987

Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM)

Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM)

1991

1990sSlit Video, Ultrasonic Anemometer

Slit Video, Ultrasonic Anemometer

1992

Barcelona Olympics

Barcelona Olympics

Official timer for the Summer Olympics once again after 28 years

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1994

Lillehammer Olympics

Lillehammer Olympics

Official timer for the Winter Olympics once again after 22 years

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1997

IAAF World Championships in Athens

IAAF World Championships in Athens

Promoting implementation of new systems for athletics events

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1997

Pan Pacific Swimming Championships

Pan Pacific Swimming Championships

Promoting implementation of new systems for swimming events

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1998

Nagano Olympics

Nagano Olympics

Official timer once again for a Japanese Olympics after 26 years

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1999

Road Race Transponder

2002

2000sSalt Lake City Olympics

Salt Lake City Olympics

Official timer for three consecutive Winter Olympics

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2003

New Model Anemometer

New Model Anemometer

2007

Tokyo Marathon

Tokyo Marathon

Official timer since the 1st Tokyo Marathon

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2009

IAAF World Championships in Berlin

IAAF World Championships in Berlin

Timing of a new world record in the men's 100m

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2011

2010sSeiko Golden Grand Prix

Seiko Golden Grand Prix

A sporting competition bringing together top athletes from around the world

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2017

IAAF World Championships in London

IAAF World Championships in London

Contributing to the success of the competition through cutting-edge timing systems

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