Back in 1932, Omega sent one watchmaker to the Los Angeles Olympics with 30 stopwatches to time the various events. For the Rio Olympics in July and August of this year, Omega will send 480 timing and scoring professionals (assisted by more than 850 trained volunteers) and the company will ship over 450 tons of equipment. Imagine, timing and scoring and handling the results from all the different events in all the Olympic sports, many of them happening at the same time in various locations across Brazil.
It is an important and highly complicated job. And it’s one that Alain Zobrist, the CEO of Swiss Timing, wouldn’t trade for any other.