One Year to GoOMEGA's London 2012 Countdown Clock
The OMEGA Countdown Clock in Greenwich has been unveiled in time to celebrate "One Year to Go" to the start of the Games on the 27th July 2011. Time has written a large part of the long and fascinating history of Greenwich, England. The Royal Observatory Greenwich, home of the Prime Meridian of the World (0° longitude) and of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), is located there.
In 2012, time will take on added significance in Greenwich as it hosts some of the events of the London Olympic Games in Greenwich Park. Ticking away the seconds, minutes, hours and days until the excitement begins is the Countdown Clock installed right on the Prime Meridian Line by OMEGA, the Official Timekeeper of the Games.
Seb Coe, Chairman of the London 2012 Organising Committee said: “It is very fitting that a countdown clock be installed at the place where time begins. The OMEGA Countdown Clock will allow the Greenwich residents and Park users to countdown the days to the Opening Ceremony. Greenwich Park is one of the most beautiful locations in London and it’s fantastic that people will have yet another reason to go and visit it.
The OMEGA Countdown Clock in Greenwich has been unveiled in time to celebrate "One Year to Go" to the start of the Games on the 27th July 2011. It is the second official OMEGA Countdown Clock based in London, following the launch of the Trafalgar Square-based clock which was unveiled 500 days ahead of the Opening Ceremony.