To better illustrate what Omega, the Official Timekeeper, is exactly doing in Rio these days I have an interesting selection of pictures for you. Enjoy them!
For the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games the responsibility extends to all events and sports taking place across Rio. The requirements for each one are unique, what you need is customized technology that benefits all of the athletes, spectators and judges. The selected events below are just a few of the places where Omega´s “job” in Rio can be seen.
The most well-known sport in which timekeeping is required, Omega has constantly revolutionized the technology for athletics over the past 84 years. Today, the most advanced equipment includes the new Omega Scan’O’Vision Myria camera, positioned on the finish line of races, that records up to 10,000 digital images per second to make results indisputable. The electronic starting pistol uses light and sound to give racers an equal start, and the innovative starting blocks include a false-start detection system that measures the pressure of an athlete’s foot against the block 4,000 times per second. This allows timekeepers to easily detect the smallest false start. The photoelectric cells, which have replaced the traditional finishing tape, are used at the finish line to instantly stop time as the first racer passes through. This gives racers and spectators a precise understanding of the winner’s recorded time.
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