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07 Feb 2006
Olympic News

Samsung and Omega Open Pavilions in Turin

Two Worldwide Olympic Partners opened engaging pavilions for spectators and Olympic visitors in Turin on 7 February. IOC President Jacques Rogge attended the opening of the Omega Pavilion at the Galleria San Federico, and IOC Marketing Commission Chairman Gerhard Heiberg attended the opening ceremony of the Olympic Rendezvous at Samsung in Piazza Solferino.

Samsung Offers “Rendezvous” for Olympic Athletes and Visitors
First created for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the Olympic Rendezvous@Samsung features a spectator centre for a Samsung technology showcase, daily entertainment, and athlete appearances. The pavilion also features an Athletes’ Centre where Olympians can relax with their families and friends. Attending the event, Mr Heiberg said, “I would like to thank Samsung for its continued support of the Olympic Games and the Olympic athletes. This dynamic facility reflects the vitality of the Samsung brand, the quality of Samsung products, and the spirit of the Olympic Games.”

Omega Pavilion Celebrates Olympic History
The Omega Olympic Pavilion features video highlights of Omega’s timekeeping efforts at previous editions of the Olympic Games, a photography exhibition and other features. The company created the Omega Pavilion to communicate its role as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games to the people of Turin and Olympic visitors. During the event, the IOC President thanked Omega for its tradition of support for the Olympic Games, saying: “In 1932 the IOC turned to a single company for official timekeeping at the Olympic Games. That company was Omega.” President Rogge then thanked Omega for its contribution to the Olympic Games and its continued support for the Olympic athletes.

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