February 22, 2010 – It was an exciting day for France when Biathlete Vincent Jay won a gold metal in the 10km sprint and then the French took another gold metal just a few hours later when Nordic skier Jason Lamy-Chappuis won the 10km individual normal hill event. Omega, as Official Timekeepers of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games honored their magnificent performances with a presentation of the Seamaster Planet Ocean watch to each of them at a ceremony on February 23rd in Whistler at the timekeeper’s bobsleigh.
Omega’s VP and International Sales Director Raynald Aeschlimann presented the watches to the winners recognizing their hard work and determination which made them the great Olympians they are. Omega is delighted to share the gift of time with them for their achievements. Vincent Jay also won a bronze in the 12.5 km sprint event in addition to his gold metal.
By only four tenths of a second over American Johnny Spillane the Frenchman won the gold, the closest recorded time in Olympic Nordic combined history.
Extending it’s partnership with the International Olympic Committee through 2020, Omega is the Official Timekeeper of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games and has been for 24 years since 1932.
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