February 27, 2010 – Omega welcomed Apolo Anton Ohno as its newest ambassador after he made history with his incredible performances at the games. Speed skating star Ohno, the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian of all time was presented with an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Olympic Timeless Collection Chronograph watch. He said that Omega has been instrumental in his particular sport and his career.
Following in the footsteps of other gold metal winners like Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin and Katie Hoff, Omega’s newest ambassador Ohno is the only one to be chosen this year.
Omega has been the Olympic Timekeeper of the 2010 winter games and has been instrumental in technological advancements in all sports-related timekeeping which include new technologies for speed skating, Ohno’s forte.
Ohno won three short track metals in Vancouver, a silver in men’s 1500mm, a bronze in the 1000m and a bronze in the men’s 5000m relay, with eight career Olympic metals this young man has surpassed Bonnie Blair’s status of being the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian.
Presented with Omega’s commemorative set of Olympic pins representing each of the 24 Olympic Games, Ohno signed the Omega Boutique’s guestbook at which the company served as Official Timekeeper.
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