Nagano 1998 were held from February 7 to 22, 1998, and drew the participation of 2,176 athletes from 72 countries and territories. From this Olympic Winter Games, snowboard and women's ice hockey became official events, and curling was reinstated. The 16 days of thrilling events were broadcast in 160 countries and 10.7 billion cumulative viewers witnessed the power and beauty of the Olympic Games.
VENUECreating Excitement at Olympic Venues
ASTROVISION Large-Screen Display System
Panasonic provided 18 large screens for the main stadium and 12 other venues, and such large ASTROVISION screens played an important role in delivering pictures of the start of the Opening Ceremony, which was watched by 3 billion people worldwide, and helped liven up the games.
RAMSA Professional Audio Systems
Panasonic installed RAMSA sound systems in almost all of the venues used to stage the 68 events of the 7 competitions featured at Nagano 1998. Panasonic ensured that its RAMSA digital sound field control technology and the all-weather speakers developed especially for Nagano 1998 performed perfectly even in extreme weather conditions.
BROADCASTDelivering Olympic Games Excitement to the World
- DVCPRO CASSETTE TAPE
- DVCPRO CAMERA RECORDER
In addition to the official recording format D-3, the DVCPRO format was tested at Nagano 1998. To ensure that the cameras could withstand the severe weather conditions encountered at Olympic Winter Games, where temperatures sometimes drop to -20°C, Panasonic installed and tested equipment in snowy conditions and conducted various other experiments in preparation prior to Nagano 1998.
Panasonic handled the design, equipment installation and maintenance of the International Broadcast Center (IBC) as the official supplier of digital broadcasting equipment to Nagano 1998. Panasonic supported Nagano 1998 in many other ways too, including the provision of emergency broadcasting systems.
HOMEEnjoying Olympic Games Excitement at Home
HD Plasma TV
- 42-inch HD Plasma TV