Press release

The IOC and Swatch Group Ltd Continue Long Term Partnership

Lausanne – Biel / Bienne, Switzerland, September 25, 2009The International Olympic Committee IOC and The Swatch Group Ltd. announced the signing today of a long term partnership in the areas of timing, scoring and venue results services for the Olympic Games.

The Swatch Group Ltd. will be the Official Timekeeper and Results Service Partner for the XXII. Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014, the Games of the XXXI. Olympiad in 2016, the XXIII. Olympic Winter Games in 2018 and the Games of the XXXII. Olympiad in 2020. The agreement also foresees the provision of similar services for the Paralympic Games.

The contract signed in 2001 expires with the Games of the XXX. Olympiad in London in 2012. The renewal of the contract emphasizes the long-standing successful collaboration in the domain of the Olympic sport.

Béatrice Howald, Spokesperson
The Swatch Group Ltd
CH-2500 Biel/Bienne
Tél. +41 32 343 68 33

Thierry Kennel, CFO
Thomas Dürr, Corporate Treasurer
The Swatch Group Ltd, CH-2500 Biel/Bienne
Tél. +41 32 343 68 11


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