SportAccord has announced an extension of its partnership with the Swatch Group through to 2018.
In a relationship that dates back to 2010, the Swiss watchmaker, a long-time worldwide Olympic supporter, whose 18 watch brands include Omega and Baku 2015 European Games partner Tissot, will continue working with the International Sport Federations Union and remain the Official Timekeeper of its multi-sport Games.
Tissot is also a partner for the SportAccord World Combat Games, while another Swatch Group brand, Rado, works with the SportAccord World Mind Games.
"Swatch Group's devotion to the development of sports timekeeping, its commitment to international sports and its dedication to the multi-sports Games are a source of enormous confidence for SportAccord," Marius Vizer, the President of SportAccord, said.
"Swatch Group's accuracy, technological competencies and years of experience have contributed to the success of all our events.
"We are confident that this partnership will be beneficial to both parties and demonstrate true professionalism throughout our competitions."
François Thiébaud, a member of the Swatch Group Management Board and President of Tissot, also welcomed the extended partnership agreement.
"Swatch Group is happy to continue its association with SportAccord," he said.
"It shows the commitment of Swatch Group to the sports and the athletes all over the world."
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