Posted on May 10, 2018

Doha was only the beginning, when Qatar Sports Club hosted the opening leg of the IAAF Diamond League on May 4th, and OMEGA once again was the Official Timekeeper. The Swiss brand will follow the league around the globe, timing the world's best athletes in 11 different countries. OMEGA has served as Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games 28 times, so the athletes who have worked so hard to compete on the world stage, are in good hands.

President and CEO of OMEGA Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann, commenting on OMEGA's role, said: "I'm always deeply impressed by the level of passion and commitment shown by the athletes. For OMEGA to play such a vital role in their sporting careers is a source of great pride, both for the brand and for me personally. Serving as Official Timekeeper of the IAAF Diamond League is a great honour. I wish all of the athletes the very best in 2018”.

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OMEGA has been the Official Timekeeper of the IAAF Diamond League ever since the event was founded in 2010. In addition to its timekeeping and data handling activities at some of the world’s highest-profile sporting events, OMEGA has also been responsible for the development of much of the key technology in sports timing, including the modern starting pistol, state-of-the-art starting blocks and false start detection systems and the latest version of its photofinish camera, the Scan’O’Vision Myria, which records up to 10,000 digital images per second.

More information about OMEGA’s many involvements in sports, including the IAAF Diamond League, can be found online at