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

 

SAILING

In Sailing, a lot of the technology is for the benefit of both the athletes and the spectators watching from the shoreline. The race begins with Omega´s countdown which is shown on large scoreboards so that athletes can track the time until the start of a race. After this, Omega provides virtual animations and the virtual starting line to help spectators follow the action. In Rio, a special camera has been placed on the top of Sugarloaf to help create the virtual graphics. Together with GPS tracking on the boats, Omega is able to provide a lot of these positioning animations for the benefit of viewers.

 

OMEGA RIO16 Sailing
OMEGA RIO16 Sailing

 

OMEGA RIO16 Sailing
OMEGA RIO16 Sailing

 

OMEGA RIO16 Sailing
OMEGA RIO16 Sailing

 

 

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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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