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25 Sep 2009
IOC News , Marketing , Press Release

IOC and Omega Extend Partnership to 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced an extension to its current partnership with Omega through to 2020, including the XXII Olympic Winter Games (2014) in Sochi, Russia, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad (2016), the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (2018) and the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (2020).

The announcement, made at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, means Omega will continue as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games, bringing its relationship with the Olympic Movement to a total of 29 Olympic Games.

IOC President Jacques Rogge welcomed Omega’s commitment to the Olympic Movement: “Omega’s devotion to the development of sports timekeeping, its commitment to athletes and its dedication to the Olympic Movement are a source of enormous confidence for the IOC and the organisers of the Olympic Games.”

Gerhard Heiberg, Chairman of the IOC Marketing Commission, said, “Omega’s accuracy, technological competence and years of experience have contributed to the success of the modern Olympic Games. Omega works in close collaboration with our other technology partners to provide integrated technology support to the Organising Committees of the Olympic Games.”

Stephen Urquhart, President of Omega, said “Omega is proud to continue its long-standing association with the IOC and the world’s premium sporting event. Since 1932 the Olympic Games have provided us with a unique platform to convey our message of precision, quality and innovation in a prestigious and fitting environment.”


For more information please contact the IOC Communications Department: Tel: +41 21 621 60 00, email:, or visit our website at

To contact Omega: OMEGA International Press Office, Rue Stämpfli 96, 2504 Bienne, Switzerland Tel. +41 32 343 9211, Fax +41 32 343 9715, E-mail: - Internet:


The host city of the 2016 Olympic Games will be announced at the 121st IOC Session, to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in October 2009.


Worldwide Partners currently confirmed for Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 are: Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos Origin, GE, McDonald’s, Omega, Panasonic, Samsung and Visa.


Atos Origin, Panasonic and Samsung have extended their partnerships until 2016.


Coca-Cola and Omega have extended their partnerships until 2020.


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