At Port de la Bourdonnais, the new Countdown Clock is unveiled just below the infamous Eiffel Tower, ready to track the hours, minutes, and seconds until the Opening Ceremony on July 26, 2024.
Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of Omega, welcomed Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, and Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024, to celebrate this exciting occasion. Together, they set the clock in motion.
Design codes for the Countdown Clock take inspiration from the Paris 2024 emblem with a flame form in the centre, guarded by a golden circle.
“With the Olympic Games, we always feel the energy and excitement when there’s one year to go. The athletes start dreaming, and of course, our timekeepers start to finalize their preparations. I’m certain that Paris 2024 will be an event to remember.” – Raynald Aeschlimann
“Accurate and reliable timekeeping is vital for The Olympic Games. For over 90 years, Omega has ensured the accurate recording of the athletes’ results so they can be written into Olympic History. We are delighted to celebrate the unveiling of the Paris 2024 one-year countdown clock together with our valued Worldwide Olympic Partner, Omega.” – Thomas Bach
“As an athlete, the final year before the Games is crucial for your preparation, I remember it as if it was yesterday. Whether you are an athlete or a sports enthusiast, with one year to go, the emotions start to build and all you can think about is the Games. In the heart of the city of light, the Paris 2024 Games will be spectacular, iconic and memorable, and they will be wide open. It’s great to have such a partner as Omega and to be part of this countdown event. Together, our dreams will get bigger!” – Tony Estanguet
by Alicia Tomkinson