The famous Swiss watch brand Longines has been unveiled as Glasgow 2014’s Official Partner for Timing, Scoring and Results, and will be known as the Official Timekeeper.
The partnership marks a first for Glasgow 2014, Longines being the first Tier One sponsor of the Games joining an already impressive list of commercial partners for the XX Commonwealth Games. Longines has already been partner of several Commonwealth Games in the course of its long-lasting history.
Longines joins the Glasgow 2014 sponsor family with an ‘Official Partner’ status – the highest rank within the Organising Committee’s commercial programme.
Longines established strong links with the world of sport which enabled the company to offer its skilled services to various prestigious disciplines during the 20th century. Today, Longines’ partnerships include equestrian sports with some of the most famous flat-racing, show jumping and endurance events in the world, the French Open at Roland-Garros, the Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, the Alpine Ski World Cup and World Championships and the World Cup and World Championships in Archery.
Welcoming the announcement, Michael Cavanagh, Chairman, Commonwealth Games Scotland said:
“We, at Commonwealth Games Scotland, are delighted with the announcement that Longines is the Official Timekeeper for the Glasgow 2014 Games. Attracting such a well known world brand underlines what a prestigious event Glasgow 2014 will be”.
Glasgow 2014 Chairman Lord Smith said:
“Longines has a rich heritage of world-class sporting associations dating back more than a century and we are delighted to announce such a prestigious brand as our first Partner.
“This is an important milestone for Glasgow 2014 and the fact we are sharing it with such an excellent global brand underlines the world-class proposition that is Glasgow 2014. Timing, Scoring and Results is absolutely critical to delivering an outstanding, athlete centred, sport focused Games and we look forward to working closely with Longines.”
Walter von Känel, President of Longines, said:
“Longines is proud to be an Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and delighted to be the first Partner.
“Thanks to our long history in the world of sport, Longines is considered as an essential partner to an event which embodies our brand’s values, namely elegance, tradition and performance. We look forward to working with Glasgow 2014 to deliver a superb event, with a lasting legacy for Scotland.”