Time’s a ticking! Olympic clock unveiled in The Edge
An Olympic countdown clock that has been designed by three Mechanical Engineering students was unveiled today in the Edge Gym, marking 100 days until the start of London 2012 games.
The clock, revealed by Pro-Vice Chancellor Viven Jones, is inspired by the Union Jack flag and the modern, geometric look and feel of the official 2012 Olympic Games brand. Katharine Diamond, a University of Leeds masters student involved in the clock design, explains: “The three of us developed a range of designs which we felt represented the nation’s pride in hosting the Games and also reflected the University’s strong branding and identity.
“We’re really pleased with the end result and are very excited to see the eye-catching clock on display in The Edge as the countdown to the big event gathers pace.”
The unveiling coincides with the University revealing their London 2012 ‘Games Makers’ – a dedicated team of over 30 volunteers who will be largely responsible for the behind the scenes delivery of London 2012. The Games Makers will undertake tasks ranging from providing logistical help and support to the athletes through to specific roles such as offering lifeguard assistance.
Matt Davison, Olympics Project Officer for the University of Leeds, said: “The unveiling of this impressive clock to mark the 100 day countdown is a fitting gesture to demonstrate the University’s support for students and alumni competing at London 2012 and the talented team of Games Makers who will be vital to making this summer’s showcase event such an overwhelming success.