What is Omega as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games doing?

 

ARCHERY

For the first time at the Olympic Games, technology has been used to record scores in archery events. Until now, the judging has been done solely by the human eye using a specialised scope. Now, Omega has introduced a new target with a built-in scanning system. When the arrow hits the target, two scanners run lengthways and widthways to calculate the arrow’s distance from the centre point. The system has a 0.2mm accuracy which is impossible for the human eye to detect. It’s also fast, delivering results within 1 second from the moment the target is hit.

 

OMEGA RIO16 Archery
OMEGA RIO16 Archery

 

OMEGA RIO16 Archery
OMEGA RIO16 Archery

 

OMEGA RIO16 Archery
OMEGA RIO16 Archery

 

OMEGA RIO16 Archery
OMEGA RIO16 Archery

 

OMEGA RIO16 Archery
OMEGA RIO16 Archery

 

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6 Comments

  • Alexander, you do such a great job with this post . I look forward to reading it daily. Thank you sir.

  • Thank you for a the detailed photographic description of the equipment used to fairly adjudicate these games and how it is used. Being a fairly competitive sailor and skier I appreciate accurate and fair equipment to determine results. I don’t mean to say people cheat but they will often make misjudge their own performance. Line calling in tennis is best left to an impartial never blinking never distracted machine.

    Love the blog! Guy

  • Though it is being done under Omega brand, the actual timing as well as record-keeping is being done by Swiss Timing, a sister company of Omega.

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