Tissot Named Universiades Official Timekeeper

By iSportconnect | February 20, 2013

FISU, the International University Sports Federation, has announced a long-term partnership Tissot that will start with its major events in 2013.

Tissot has been named as the Official Timekeeper of FISU Universiades, the biggest international multi-sport events held for student-athletes.

The Swiss watch brand will provide timekeeping, scoring and results services at the 27th Summer Universiade in KazanRussia and the 26th Winter Universiade in TrentinoItaly, both of which take place this year.

François Thiébaud, President of Tissot said: ‘We are thrilled to be bringing our proven expertise in precision timekeeping for multi-discipline competition to the Universiades this year. We have already successfully performed this task for the Summer Universiade on two previous occasions, but 2013 also marks our debut as Official Timekeeper and Partner of the winter edition.

“We look forward to this new challenge and to providing tomorrow’s best athletes with uncompromising fairness through our world class timekeeping solutions.”

Eric Saintrond, FISU Secretary-General/CEO, added: “We are delighted to welcome Tissot as our Official Timekeeper. Timing and scoring in sports demands absolute precision and Tissot is best in class in sports timekeeping.

“As our student-athletes strive for ‘Excellence in Mind and Body’, our new partner will be there measuring and marking their performances.”