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

 

 

CYCLING

On the track in cycling, Omega has introduced start gates that hold each cycle in place before the start. They have an integrated countdown that automatically releases the cycles as each race begins. Every cycle also has a transponder so that Omega can provide intermediate times. And on the finish line, a Scan’O’Vision camera is installed to capture the critical last moments of a race. Scoreboards around the venue also display results and pictures and Omega´s last-lap bronze bells indicate the final lap for racers.

 

OMEGA RIO16 Cycling
OMEGA RIO16 Cycling

 

OMEGA RIO16 Cycling
OMEGA RIO16 Cycling

 

OMEGA RIO16 Cycling
OMEGA RIO16 Cycling

 

OMEGA RIO16 Cycling
OMEGA RIO16 Cycling

 

OMEGA RIO16 Cycling
OMEGA RIO16 Cycling

 

OMEGA RIO16 Cycling
OMEGA RIO16 Cycling

 

OMEGA RIO16 Cycling
OMEGA RIO16 Cycling

 

OMEGA RIO16 Cycling
OMEGA RIO16 Cycling

 

 

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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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