With 419 days until the Opening Ceremony, Swiss watch brand Longines becomes the first international Tier One Partner to join GC2018.
Longines will be delivering precise timing, scoring and results for all competitions and will be known as the Official Timekeeper for GC2018.
GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie AC believes Longines’ world-renowned experience in delivering timing, scoring and results are critical to delivering a great Games.
With 6,600 athletes demonstrating greatness rarely seen on the field, track or in the pool, Longines will be delivering precise timing, scoring and result services to feed the global broadcast and provide official results for every heat, match and final across every event at GC2018.
For GC2018, signing our first international Tier One Partner with over one year to go, illustrates the reputation GC2018 is developing as a strong brand with international appeal.
GOLDOC Chief Executive Officer, Mark Peters said he looks forward to working closely with Longines.
As we get closer to GC2018 our focus is on delivering an unforgettable global Games and our work with Longines is crucial to shaping the experience for spectators, broadcasters, working media and a cumulative television audience of up to 1.5 billion people.
Over 200 Longines technicians will be working across all 18 competition venues at Games time, delivering timing, scoring and results equipment and services.
Longines branding will also adorn the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) uniforms across the 388-day journey from Buckingham Palace to the Gold Coast.
In terms of tradition, Longines have been a long-time supporter of the Commonwealth Games movement having delivered timing services to the Perth 1962 Commonwealth Games and most recently being a sponsor of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.