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12 February 2016

OMEGA begins its role as Official Timekeeper of the Winter Youth Olympic Games


Today marks the beginning of the second Winter Youth Olympic Games which are taking place in Lillehammer, Norway. OMEGA is proud to assume its role as the Official Timekeeper for every event.

Continuing the brand’s long tradition of sports timekeeping, this is an opportunity to record and witness many of the most talented young athletes on the planet. Over 70 nations are being represented and amongst them are undoubtedly some of the Olympic Games champions of the future.
The international sporting competition features talented 15- to-18-year olds and will run from today until February 21st. This occasion follows on from the first Winter Youth Olympic Games which were held in 2012 in Innsbruck. After the successful results and interest that this event generated, there has been considerable momentum leading up to 2016.

This year, nine competition venues will host seven sports and 15 disciplines. Six new events have been added including the Monobob race and Cross-country cross. 

Stephen Urquhart, President of OMEGA, spoke about his enthusiasm for the Games by saying, “OMEGA feels particularly honoured that its association with the Olympic Games extends through to the world’s most promising young athletes. We are thrilled to provide our Official Timekeeping expertise for them as they make their mark in their respective sports. I’m certain we will be hearing many of their names for years to come. ”

Since 1932, OMEGA has been the Official Olympic Games Timekeeper on 26 occasions and has served in the same role at the previous three Youth Olympic Games. With the brand’s experience and expertise, it is certain that each result and record at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games will be in safe hands.


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