FROM THE ARCHIVE: Swiss watchmaker Omega holds the coveted role of official timekeeper for the Olympic Games, and it has an array of high-tech innovations to make sure its results are absolutely and unquestionably accurate.
While the world watches from afar, the Canadian Olympic coterie will convene at the Rio Canada House, designed pro-bono by architects Yabu Pushelberg in collaboration with Toronto artist Deborah Moss’s creative company Moss & Lam.
Omega has a deep-rooted history in sports timekeeping. The brand’s Olympic involvement and technical developments have been chronicled in its Olympic ads and posters, capturing outstanding stories of athletic achievements.
You can still have an Olympic medallion without having to compete in Vancouver’s 2010 Games. The Royal Canadian Mint is offering a special collection of commemorative coins, each one intricately decorated and etched with images and symbols of Canadiana and Olympic pride.