Speed skating star Apolo Anton Ohno, the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian of all time and OMEGA’s newest Ambassador, visited the OMEGA Boutique at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on Saturday following his history-making performance at the 2010 Vancouver Games. After the Boutique visit, Ohno joined Gregory Swift of OMEGA North America to pose for photos at the OMEGA bobsleigh in front of the Official Olympic Countdown clock in downtown Vancouver.
Ohno 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.
“I’m very proud to be a part of the OMEGA Olympic family,” said Ohno. “Timing has played an incredibly important role in my sport and in my career and as Official Timekeeper, OMEGA is so important to the Olympic movement. I love watches and am very excited to be wearing the OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean Olympic Timeless Collection Chronograph.”
With his three short track medals here in Vancouver – silver in the men’s 1500m, bronze in the 1000m and bronze in the men’s 5000m relay – Ohno now has eight career Olympic medals, cementing his place in Olympic history and surpassing Bonnie Blair as the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian of all time.
OMEGA is the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games, a tradition that began at the Los Angeles 1932 Olympic Games; the brand announced in September that its association with the IOC would be extended through 2020.
In addition to its prominent role as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games, OMEGA has been behind many of the most important technological advancements in all of sports timekeeping – including new technologies for the sport of speed skating, many of which Ohno has experienced first hand.
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