175 days until gold coast 2018 commonwealth games marked with longines countdown clock unveiling
Today, Swiss watchmaker Longines unveiled its countdown clock for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) of which it is the Official Timekeeper and Watch.
The 5.2 metre tall, 1.75 tonne clock was unveiled by Longines Friend of the Brand and Commonwealth Games hopeful, Amy Pejkovic; GC2018 Ambassador and Swimmer, Cam McEvoy; along with children from St Pius’ Primary School Banyo.
Minister for the Commonwealth Games Kate Jones MP, Mr Peter Beattie AC, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Chairman; Mrs Amelia Michael, General Manager Australia, Longines; former sprinter Matt Shirvington; and Borobi, the GC2018 Mascot were also on hand.
GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie AC said, “Longines’ world-renowned experience in delivering timing, scoring and results were absolutely critical to delivering a great Games. With thousands of athletes competing across 18 sports and 7 para-sports 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.”
Longines Friend of the Brand, Amy Pejkovic, said it was an honour to represent the brand for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
“I’m excited to partner with Longines for GC2018. I’m currently training hard and aiming to represent Australia on the Gold Coast next year. Competing at a home Games is a once in a lifetime opportunity and positions on the Aussie team will be hotly contested. Everyone involved in Australian sports is really looking forward to the Commonwealth Games,” said Ms Pejkovic.
Children from St Pius’ Primary School, Banyo helped Cam McEvoy and Amy Pejkovic remove an 11 metre Longines navy silk from the Longines countdown clock which will count down the minutes, hours and days until the commencement of GC2018.
Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing, said: “Longines is delighted to be the Official Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, one of the major sporting events in the world. We are really proud that the organizers have placed their trust in our brand and chose us as Official Timekeeper for all the competitions held over the 11 days. We are looking forward to seeing remarkable sporting achievements, especially in Athletics, Gymnastics, Rugby Sevens and Table Tennis, the sports we are partnering with during the Commonwealth Games.”