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10 September 2013

OMEGA, the official timekeeper of the 22 winter Olympic Games in Sochi launches 150-Day countdown


OMEGA, the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games, with Deputy Head of the Administration of Yekaterinburg Sergey Tushin, two-time Olympic Champion in biathlon Sergey Tchepikov and Sochi 2014 Ambassador Albert Demtschenko, together with residents of the city, launched the 150-day countdown in Yekaterinburg to the start of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

The ceremony was held in front of OMEGA Countdown Clock in Yekaterinburg, one of the nine cities where the Clocks were launched to count down the days, hours, minutes and seconds to the start of the Opening Ceremony on 7th February 2014.
Opening the 150-day countdown ceremony, Mr Tushin said, "The Olympic Games is an historical event of global scale and we are delighted to celebrate 150 days left until the Opening Ceremony takes on February 7, 2014 here in Yekaterinburg, the native city for a large number of Olympic champions."

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will mark the 26th time since 1932 that OMEGA has assumed the role of the Official Timekeeper. The brand is looking forward to providing its services to the IOC and the world’s finest winter athletes.
"I have already participated in six Olympics: in Albertville, Lillehammer, Nagano, Salt Lake City, Turin and Vancouver,” said Mr Demtschenko, adding, “We were always happy to be supported by OMEGA. As Official Timekeeper for all competitions, it provided unparalleled accuracy with the measured results of the athletes." 

Mr Tchepikov, who also participated in the ceremony, emphasised that Sverdlovsk regional authorities are doing a lot for the development of sports and for the preparation of professional athletes. “We have a very good team,” he said, “and I'm sure we will show excellent results at the Olympics, which will be measured by the Official Timekeeper of the Games – OMEGA.”