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20 February 2010

OMEGA welcomes an Alpine skiing legend Alberto Tomba


Italian skiing legend Alberto Tomba, in British Columbia as a special correspondent for Sky Television, posed with OMEGA’s president Stephen Urquhart in the timekeeper’s bobsleigh in front of the Official Olympic Countdown clock in downtown Vancouver. Afterwards, Urquhart and Tomba crossed the street to visit the OMEGA Boutique at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

Tomba signed the boutique’s guestbook and was presented with OMEGA’s commemorative set of Olympic pins representing each of the 24 Olympic Games at which the company has served as Official Timekeeper.

Alberto Tomba is familiar with Olympic Winter Games contested in Canada. In Calgary in 1988, he claimed gold medals in the slalom and giant slalom events. By the time he retired,

he had won a total of five Olympic medals and nine World Cup season titles – four in slalom, four in giant slalom and one overall title.

OMEGA, which first served as Official Timekeeper at the Los Angeles 1932 Olympic Games, announced in September that its association with the IOC would be extended through 2020.

OMEGA is the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games, a role it is assuming for the 24th time since 1932.