(ATR) TOP sponsor Omega will continue its long standing partnership with the International Olympic Committee, being the first to reach an agreement through to 2032.
The Omega Countdown clock for the PyeongChang Games (IOC)
Omega's relationship with the IOC dates back to the 1932 Los Angeles Games marking 100 years with the committee.
The agreement was made at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne by IOC president Thomas Bach and CEO of Swatch Group and Omega Chairman Nick Hayek.
"OMEGA is the world's leader in sports timekeeping, and the extension of our agreement through to 2032 means Olympic athletes will continue to be able to rely on OMEGA's expertise," IOC president Thomas Bach said in a statement.
"2032 is an important milestone, as it will mark 100 years since the Olympic Movement was first able to count on OMEGA's timekeeping solutions."
Omega, which provides timekeeping services including starting pistols, touch pads as well as the new Scan 'O' Vision MYRIA photo-finish camera, is currently the only TOP sponsor allowed to use its signage within the Olympic venues.
For the upcoming PyeongChang Games, Omega has created two limited edition watches - Seamaster Aqua Terra and Seamaster Planet Ocean.
Both watches are presented in Olympic themed cases and feature the PyeongChang 2018 logo on the back. Click here to purchase
The Omega countdown clocks in both Seoul, South Korea as well as in New York's Rockefeller Plaza are winding down the minutes until the next Games in PyeongChang.
Homepage photo: IOC
Written by Courtney Colquitt
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