OMEGA has been at the forefront of international competitive swimming for many years and is responsible for the development of some of the key technologies used in the pool. As the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games, OMEGA has been behind the clock throughout Rio 2016 and has enjoyed timing every event.
President and CEO of OMEGA, Raynald Aeschlimann, who is a big fan of the Olympic Games swimming events, began the evening by saying, “Swimming is one of those sports in which the smallest fraction of time is crucial. OMEGA is deeply involved in aquatic timekeeping and we feel like we have a real responsibility to these incredible athletes. Both Michael and Chad have been amazing to watch in Rio. Really, I think the world has witnessed something truly special. We are so proud of them.”
After a grand entrance and stage appearance from Phelps, Le Clos and Popov, the “Swimming Legends” event carried on long into the night. With less than a week of sporting action left, the celebrations at OMEGA House are still on the rise, with several more big events planned this week.