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A TIE FOR GOLD

2014

7 – 23 February

A TIE FOR GOLD

Timekeeping precise enough to measure the microseconds between first and second place, can of course reveal an entirely different result: two winners. At the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, history was made when an alpine skiing race ended in a tie for the gold medal. Athletes from Slovenia and Switzerland both won gold in the women’s downhill. OMEGA timed both runs at precisely 1 minute and 41.57 seconds.

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The Olympic stadium in Sochi, Russia
Poster for the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014
OMEGA, timekeeper of winter sports at Sochi 2014
OMEGA's timekeeping equipment at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi
The story of Omega