The sporting spectacle returns to Switzerland for the first time since the Winter Olympic Games in 1948, at which OMEGA also served as Official Timekeeper. For OMEGA, the global event will be local in flavour, as the host city is just over 100km from its watchmaking headquarters in Bienne.
Lausanne 2020 will mark the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games. From January the 9th, around 1,880 young athletes from over 70 nations will compete in 81 events around the city of Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva, St. Moritz, Champéry and in the nearby Vaud Alps and the French and Swiss Jura mountains.
“OMEGA has been the Official Timekeeper since the Youth Olympic Games began, recording the dreams of aspiring Olympians and introducing innovative new technologies to better measure their performances”
To time the stars of the future and share their results with the world, OMEGA will bring all of its legendary expertise to the competition, as well as 60 tonnes of equipment and 150 timekeeping professionals and technicians – supported by 100 trained volunteers.
Since 1932, the brand has been the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games on 28 occasions and has served in the same role at all five of the previous Youth Olympic Games, which began in Singapore in 2010.