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21 February 2014

Olympic gold-medallist Adelina Sotnikova meets with Swiss singer Bastian Baker at the OMEGA Pavilion


The victorious figure skater received a special “unplugged” performance from the talented star in front of international guests and fans.

On 21 February, OMEGA welcomed Bastian Baker, a talented star from the brand’s home country, to the OMEGA Pavilion for an exclusive performance. The award-winning singer performed one of his hit songs, “I’d Sing for You”, for Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova, the first Russian women’s figure skating champion.


The two young talents answered questions on stage with OMEGA Vice President and International Sales Director Raynald Aeschlimann.



Sharing what he thought about the role age can play in one’s success, Mr Aeschlimann said: “There is no age for being successful. Success is all about accomplishing something that is very, very important to you, and that’s what we see and that’s what we feel here at the Olympic Games.”


Since his first single was released in 2011, Bastian has played on Switzerland and Europe’s biggest stages and has received three Swiss Music Awards. When asked what he was most looking forward to during his time in Sochi, he said: “I’m really looking forward to experiencing the whole Olympic adventure. From what I feel right now, the atmosphere is really relaxed and I can’t wait to watch the ice hockey games.”


At just 17 years old, Adelina has also experienced her own success as a National and World Junior Champion and, as of 20 February, an Olympic gold-medallist. As she sat on stage surrounded by cameras, she said, she slowly began to realise what she had accomplished with her final performance on the ice the night before.


Describing Adelina’s extraordinary performance at the Olympic Games and what it meant for her to be at the Pavilion, OMEGA President Stephen Urquhart said: “This is great for OMEGA, it’s great for the Olympics, it’s great for Sochi and it’s great for Russia. It’s an honour for us to have her here and I think it’s probably the best gold medal that Russia has ever won.”


The competition, still less than 24 hours away at the time of the event, was fresh in Adelina’s mind as she recounted how happy she was to share her success with her coaches and her family. Arriving at the OMEGA Pavilion directly after a training session, we can be sure that one gold medal is not enough for the motivated ice skating champion.


OMEGA and the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
OMEGA was the first company to be entrusted with the Official Timekeeping of all the events included in the Los Angeles 1932 Olympic Games. Our association with the Games has led to more than 80 years of pioneering developments in the field of sports timekeeping and in Sochi we will assume the responsibilities of Official Timekeeper for the 26th time.


Discover OMEGA's role at Sochi 2014 by following this link.