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6 March 2015

European Athletics Indoor Championships open in Prague


The Opening Ceremony of the European Athletics Indoor Championships took place in Prague on Thursday evening, signalling the start of one of the most eagerly anticipated athletics competitions of the year. OMEGA will be on hand to provide its unparalleled sports timekeeping expertise at every event.

OMEGA has been involved in athletics timekeeping for more than eight decades. In 1932, its pocket watch chronographs were already considered the most reliable instruments available for measuring world-class performance at sporting events and OMEGA’s reputation was such that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) asked the firm to supply all sports timing devices for use at the Olympic Games to be held that year in Los Angeles.

OMEGA has continued to develop and deliver state-of-the-art sports timing and measurement systems ever since, and at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, it assumed the Official Timekeeper role for the 26th time. Preparations are well underway for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Every year, OMEGA’s experts deploy teams of timekeeping professionals to sporting events around the world, armed with a veritable arsenal of advanced sports timekeeping and measurement equipment. Their innovative systems include starting blocks and false-start detection systems and the latest photo-finish cameras for the sprints and middle-distance events, as well as height and distance measurement devices for field disciplines. 

OMEGA wishes the talented athletes participating in the European Athletics Indoor Championships an excellent event. We look forward to recording their record-setting performances!