In a style befitting the carnival traditions of the host city, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad closed in a blaze of colour and a musical backdrop of samba sounds. Featuring the traditional parade of the athletes, a celebration of Brazilian art, and the symbolic Tokyo 2020 handover, Rio bid the world farewell in fine style.
The Closing Ceremony took place in Brazil’s iconic Maracanã Stadium, with Panasonic playing a major part as both an Official Ceremony Partner – a first for Panasonic – and as the Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category.
Over to you, Japan, for Tokyo 2020
As is traditional, after the Olympic flag was passed from Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo, the host of the next edition of the Games was given an opportunity to provide a glimpse of what athletes and spectators can expect when the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in the Japanese capital. Tokyo 2020 offered a visually stunning high-tech preview of the next Olympic Games during Rio 2016’s Closing Ceremony, capped by a surprise cameo appearance from Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.
Check out Panasonic’s contribution to the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony
Panasonic provided more than 100 PT-DZ21K2 series 20,000 lumen projectors, multiple broadcast-grade AV-HS6000 2ME series live switchers, and other visual equipment to help to enhance the quality and excitement of the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony by delivering impressive images to the audiences around the globe watching the world’s greatest ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro.
Spotlight on Panasonic PT-DZ21K2 Series 3-Chip DLP Projector
The flagship Panasonic PT-DZ21K2 Series projector guarantees breathtaking images and extremely reliable operation in a lightweight package.
- 20,000 lumens of brightness
- Quad-lamp redundancy for failsafe operation
- Flagship features meet demands of professionals
Spotlight on Panasonic AV-HS6000 Series 2ME Live Switcher
The broadcast-grade AV-HS6000 2ME Series Live Switcher is a convenient solution for broadcast, production and live event applications. This highly compact live switcher is notable for its wide system adaptability, intuitive operation and high reliability.
- Mainframe provides wide variety of inputs/outputs
- Diverse range of creative effects
- Flexible scalability and secure operability
Official Worldwide Olympic Partner
Panasonic is proud to support the Olympic Movement – aimed at promoting world peace through sports – as an Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category for more than 25 years since The Olympic Partner (TOP) Program commenced for the Calgary Olympic Winter Games in 1988. Under the slogan of “Sharing the Passion,” Panasonic will contribute to the success of the Olympic Games through its technology. Panasonic has already contracted the partnership with the International Olympic Committee through to the 2024 Olympic Games.
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