A Brief History of Stopwatches at the Olympics
The use of stopwatches to time Olympic events began at the first Modern Games in 1896 and ended in the 1960s with the coming of electronic timekeeping. Touch pads were quicker than timers’ thumbs and electric eyes became more reliable than human eyes. But these workhorse timers that fit so nicely in hand deserve more than a passing note. We take a look back at some Olympic moments during the golden era of mechanical timekeeping.
Face Value: OMEGA Olympic Special Editions, Old and New
OMEGA has long commemorated their connection to the Olympics by producing special edition pieces in honor of the games and their host city. Often serving as snapshots for a piece OMEGA's lineup at the time of the games, these Olympic editions incorporate special coloring, dial and case back designs -- and there have been plenty of great ones, including this year's.
Kit: Capturing the Olympics
Packing for a trip to Russia for the Sochi Olympics is no small feat. There's weather, international travel, technology and a desire to stay light on our feet to consider. Gear needs to be tough, functional, lightweight and understated. Here's a sampling of what we're packing to use on a normal day in Sochi.
Life & Limb: The Evolution of Prosthetics
"We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon." These were the hopeful words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, a man born on the tail end of the
Timekeeping: Omega Olympic Collection
Breakthroughs: 10 Technologies Changing the Olympics
The Dream Team Documentary
This summer marks the 20th anniversary of the "Dream Team." Loaded with established legends from an earlier era like Bird & Magic, as well as a rocketing star in Michael Jordan -- and let's not forget about college boy Laettner -- they became one of, if not the greatest teams
Design Spotlight: London 2012 Olympic Velodrome
The roof of the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome was designed to reflect the very events it would house. Its curved and contoured shape is a three-dimensional representation of the geometry of cycling. While Ron Webb remains the go-to designer for Olympic
Timekeeping: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 44 London Chrono
Who doesn't love the Olympics? Well, instead of having the multicolored rings emblazoned on your hairy chest while rooting for your favorite Olympian, why not don something a few notches up on the classy scale? For the 2012 Olympic games in
Shaun White and the Secret Superpipe
Much like Tony Hawk's name has become synonymous with the world of skate boarding, Shaun White defines the sport of snowboarding for many fans. This year's Winter Olympics have given Shaun a grand stage, upon which took the gold medal
2008 Summer Olympics | What To Watch
What the Gear Patrol Editors Are
NBC is showing that Americans do things big and we do it like no one else. With 3,600 hours of
Lets hope the air in Beijing isn't flammable (ESPN)