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CEO of OMEGA Timing, Mr Alain Zobrist, presented the official guests with OMEGA last-lap bells gives the official guests OMEGA last-lap bells at the City Hall Plaza in Seoul.
One-year countdown clock ticks towards PyeongChang 2018

09 Feb 2017
Seoul, Korea, February 8, 2017: Pinpointing a precise moment to start the one-year countdown to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, OMEGA turned a second into a celebration at a special VIP ceremony in Seoul.

The Swiss brand unveiled its countdown clock at a special ceremony at City Hall Plaza in Seoul, attended by IOC Member and Coordination Commission Mrs Gunilla Lindberg, the 2nd Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Mr Yoo Dong-Hoon, and the President of the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), Mr Lee Hee-beom.

Also in attendance were some of Korea's key political figures including the Mayor of Seoul, Mr Park Won-soon, and the Gangwon Province Governor, Mr Choi Moon-soon. The POCOG President said he was very excited about the approaching event. "Just one year to go, but it will go by fast, as we are working so hard to make this the best Olympic Winter Games ever".  

Speaking on behalf of the region, Gangwon Province Governor Mr Choi Moon-soon said "The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 is coming in a year. The people of Gangwon Province and I are putting in a lot of effort to make it a good memory for the athletes and audiences from all over the world. I hope to see everyone in Gangwon Province enjoy the wonderful festival with us".

The speeches were followed by a spirited performance from a troupe of Korean drummers and dancers, while guests prepared for the unveiling of the clock. When the curtain dropped, cheers and fireworks marked the start of the 365 day countdown. The next Winter Olympics will run from February 9-25, 2018.
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