The Panasonic ASTROVISION Large-Screen Display System made its first Olympic Games debut at Los Angeles 1984. More recently, ASTROVISION displays have been used in seven consecutive Games – from Atlanta 1996 to Beijing 2008, displaying some of The Olympics’ most momentous scenes over the years.
Yoshiyuki Goto of Panasonic's Olympic Games Beijing 2008 Project Office, the team in charge of ASTROVISION’s installation and technical support, spoke of the gratification of the project. “We convey the excitement of the moment not only to the tens of thousands of spectators in the stadium, but to hundreds of millions of people in the world through various media outlets,” he said. “The pressure is tremendous, but there is also an immeasurable sense of accomplishment. That’s the real joy behind working for the Olympic Games.”