Following our success at the Olympic Games Sydney 2000, Panasonic furnished the Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake 2002, the first Winter Games of the 21st century, with the ASTROVISION large-screen display system, the RAMSA sound system, and a wide range of broadcasting equipment. Panasonic also ran the operations of these systems. Ahead of any Olympic Winter Games, equipment installation and pre-construction preparations are done before snowfall. This is because durability tests against snow and cold must be conducted before October, when snow starts covering the mountains. Thus at Salt Lake City, there was a race to the deadline. However, work would be stalled due to an unforeseen reason.