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Tuesday, 03 September 2002
JVC becomes EURO 2004™ partner

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Victor Company of Japan (JVC) has joined the list of official partners for EURO 2004™, it was announced at a press conference today.

Electronic giants
The electronic giants have reached an agreement with UEFA to serve as an official partner not only for the 2004 UEFA European Championship in Portugal, but also the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2004 and the UEFA Women's Championship the following year.

Looking to 2004
Gerhard Aigner, Chief Executive of UEFA, said: "EURO 2004™ promises to be the single biggest and most successful sporting event to be held in Portugal and we are pleased that JVC, as one of UEFA's most loyal partners - dating back to the UEFA European Championship of 1980 - has agreed to continue this partnership for the forthcoming EURO 2004™."

Aigner 'delighted'
"As an integral part of the partnership agreement, UEFA is delighted to announce that JVC has agreed to supply a diverse range of its state-of-the-art audiovisual and multimedia systems and expertise which will further support a successful organisation of the event," Aigner continued.

Terada comments
Meanwhile, JVC president Masahiko Terada said: "Football is the most popular sport in the world, but nowhere is it more so than in Europe, its birthplace. Through our sponsorship of international sporting events, especially the UEFA European Football Championship, we have been able to promote the JVC brand as a high-quality audio and visual equipment producer throughout Europe. At EURO 2004™ in Portugal, we hope to share the excitement of the games with the people of Europe and the rest of the world and to promote JVC as a company that offers excitement to people through sounds and images, creating new forms of communication."
 
Madail welcomes JVC
Dr. Gilberto Madail, chairman of the EURO 2004™ organising committee, added: "On behalf of Portugal, I am especially pleased to welcome JVC to the family of partners that will support us in staging what will be the most passionate and exciting UEFA European Football Championship yet. Over the years, JVC has demonstrated its understanding of the needs of host countries and their commitment will help us to reach our goals."

Recent awards
JVC recently won three European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) awards for outstanding audio/visual products from around the world. The company has been an official partner of the UEFA European Football Championship since 1980 when the event was held in Italy. EURO 2004™ will, therefore, be the seventh consecutive championship to receive JVC support.

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