Omega taking 80 tonnes of timekeeping equipment to monitor Youth Olympics in Argentina

Youth Olympics

Omega will be the Official Timekeeper of next month’s Youth Olympic Games, which take place from October 6 to 18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The games will see around 4000 athletes aged 15 to 18 competing in 241 events covering 32 sports.

As Official Timekeeper, Omega is promising to arrive at the games with an arsenal of modern equipment and state-of-the-art systems, some of which have been developed since the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 to cope with new events such as sport climbing and roller speed skating.

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Since 1932, Omega has been the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games on 28 occasions and has served in the same role at all four of the previous Youth Olympic Games, which began in Singapore in 2010.

Omega will arrive at Buenos Aires 2018 with 80 tonnes of equipment and 235 timekeeping professionals and technicians – who will be supported by 450 trained volunteers. The equipment includes 125 sports scoreboards, 22 TV graphics generators and 60km of copper and fibre optic cabling.

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