Excitement fills the air as nine OMEGA Countdown Clocks tick away the seconds to the 22nd Olympic Winter Games
MOSCOW, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The 365-day countdown to the Sochi 2014
Olympic Winter Games officially began with the unveiling of new
Countdown Clocks in eight cities across the Russian Federation. The
excitement and anticipation for the next Olympic Winter Games grows as
the days, hours, minutes and seconds tick away to 7 February, 2014 when
the Opening Ceremony begins.
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In May 2011, OMEGA revealed its first Olympic and Paralympic Winter
Games Countdown Clock in the host city. In addition to Sochi, the new
cities that are now home to an official countdown include Moscow,
Saint-Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don,
Pyatigorsk, Novosibirsk and Khabarovsk.
The clock's design is intended to capture and reflect the spirit of a
dynamic and diverse region which is defined as much by its history and
tradition as by its contemporary outlook.
With their vibrant colours and transparent elements, OMEGA's Countdown
Clocks will have a noticeable presence in their respective cities and
contribute to the energy surrounding the Olympic Movement. The clock's
appearance communicates the contrasting landscape in Sochi which
features both the majestic mountains, where many of the events will
take place, and the coast of the Black Sea.
OMEGA is proud to serve as Official Timekeeper at the upcoming Sochi
2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, it will be the 26th time we have assumed the role since 1932. We look forward to serving
the world's finest winter athletes in Sochi at these Games marked with
tradition, culture and the spirit of modern Russia.
As Official Timekeeper, we are proud to work with the IOC, sporting
federations and athletes to ensure that the timekeeping technology used
at the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games continues to fuel
the Olympic spirit and captures every fraction of a second that defines
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