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12 January 2012

OMEGA is proud to be Official Timekeeper of the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games


When the Opening Ceremony of the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games kicks off in Innsbruck on 13 January 2012, it will mark the beginning of a new era in international sporting competition among the world’s young athletes. Talented 15- to-18-year olds from almost 70 nations will be demonstrating skills which might just take them to the highest-profile sporting stage on earth within a few short years

Although the Winter Youth Olympic Games are being held for the first time, the young competitors will have more than their sporting talent in common with their Olympian counterparts: as with the Olympic Games, each of the 63 events in all 15 disciplines will be timed by OMEGA. Since 1932, OMEGA has been Official Timekeeper 24 times; the brand is particularly proud to be bringing its unparalleled sports timekeeping legacy to Innsbruck for the first edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games.

OMEGA and timekeeping technology at the Olympic Games

OMEGA first served as Official Timekeeper at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1932. At the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games OMEGA assumed the responsibility for the 24th time. OMEGA and the IOC have signed a contract which extends through 2020. For more than three quarters of a century OMEGA’s timekeeping and data handling efforts have been matched by the brand’s dedication to the improvement of timekeeping technology. At each Olympic Games OMEGA is proud to be at the service of remarkable athletes from around the globe. The company strives to ensure that their sporting performances are evaluated by uncompromisingly cutting-edge equipment and the world’s finest timekeepers.

OMEGA’s role at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck

OMEGA’s presence at the Games will be impressive: 69 on-site professionals supported by 74 trained volunteers, 21 tones of equipment including 6 public scoreboards as well as 10 sport-specific scoreboards, 12 km of cables and optical fiber and state-of-the-art timekeeping and data-handling technology developed by OMEGA and adapted to the requirements of each sport.

OMEGA is proud to be at the service of the greatest young athletes in the world at this inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games.