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ANCIENT CITY: NEW TECHNOLOGY

1960

25 August – 11 September

ANCIENT CITY: NEW TECHNOLOGY

Rome’s ancient setting was a dramatic backdrop to the 1960 Olympic Games, which saw the first large electronic scoreboards and the first television coverage. As the demand for timekeepers had increased, OMEGA tripled its staff at the Games. Precise timing played a crucial role in the 100 m, where the winning margin was just 0.01 seconds.

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Poster for the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome
Crowded stadium during the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome
The story of Omega