POSTED: Friday September 25th 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IOC and Omega Extend Partnership to 2020
Omega will continue as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced an extension to
its current partnership with Omega through to 2020, including the XXII
Olympic Winter Games (2014) in Sochi, Russia, the Games of the XXXI
Olympiad (2016), the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (2018) and the Games of
the XXXII Olympiad (2020).
announcement, made at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland,
means Omega will continue as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic
Games, bringing its relationship with the Olympic Movement to a total
of 29 Olympic Games.
President Jacques Rogge welcomed Omega’s commitment to the Olympic
Movement: “Omega’s devotion to the development of sports timekeeping,
its commitment to athletes and its dedication to the Olympic Movement
are a source of enormous confidence for the IOC and the organisers of
the Olympic Games.”
Heiberg, Chairman of the IOC Marketing Commission, said, “Omega’s
accuracy, technological competence and years of experience have
contributed to the success of the modern Olympic Games. Omega works in
close collaboration with our other technology partners to provide
integrated technology support to the Organising Committees of the
Urquhart, President of Omega, said “Omega is proud to continue its
long-standing association with the IOC and the world’s premium sporting
event. Since 1932 the Olympic Games have provided us with a unique
platform to convey our message of precision, quality and innovation in
a prestigious and fitting environment.”
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Name: Sandrine Tonge
Organization: IOC International Olympic Committee
Phone: +41 21 621 60 00
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