There’s no question that timekeeping plays a major role in the hype surrounding an athletics competition. Without the ability to measure times and distances that separate the winner from the runners-up, competition as we know it would be inconceivable. Without timing there would be no world or Olympic records.
Swiss Timing and Athletics
Athletics is unique among competitive sports: up to seven different events can take place at the same time on a single field of play. Swiss Timing’s unparalleled experience allows it to meet this challenge and to deliver timely, precise results at each of the events. With partner brand OMEGA, Swiss Timing has developed a large part of the state-of-the-art sports timing and measurement technology used at the Olympic Games and other leading athletic events.
The challenges of athletics timekeeping are enormous: measurements have to be taken and recorded of athletes’ times around the track, distances jumped and thrown, wind velocity and direction, and much more. Outside the stadium, road races have to be managed that may take in an entire city and even the area around it.
Swiss Timing has long been committed to the design and implementation of exciting new technologies that facilitate the task of officials, increase the accuracy of the results, and satisfy the media and public desire for faster, more detailed result posting.
Scope of Swiss Timing services
Track and field, with its incredible variety of events, is among the most challenging sports for timekeepers, scorers, and data handlers. Swiss Timing is proud of the expertise it has developed in support of the world’s great athletes. For more information about the services Swiss Timing delivers to athletics, click on any of the links below:
- Timing and scoring
- On-venue results (OVR)
- Display of photofinish images
- Commentator Information System (CIS)
- TV graphics
- Virtual graphics