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Could Yohan face a Fine for his Richard Mille Stunt…

by Meehna Goldsmith on August 12, 2012

in Meehna Goldsmith - Bio, Richard Mille, Watch News

Yohan Blake Could be Fined for Richard Mille Watch Publicity Stunt at the Olympic Games

In a follow up to our coverage Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake and Richard Mille could be fined for the publicity stunt they pulled during the finals of the 100m sprint. The Olympic committee has strict rules about advertising during the Olympics. Athletes are banned from promoting any products until 3 days after the close of the Games.

Richard Mille found a loophole in the strict regulations, placing a prototype tourbillon on Blake’s wrist. He was the only one to wear a watch during the 100m finals, where he came in second to countryman Usain Bolt to win the Silver medal. While Blake positioned himself in the starting blocks, the half million-dollar watch was strategically on his right wrist, in prime position for a beautiful Hollywood close-up.

Apparently, the Olympic committee is furious for being duped by team Richard Mille. The fact that OMEGA sponsors the games as the official timer and pays a small fortune for the privilege adds an extra sting to the situation. We’ll keep you updated on how it all turns out.

via Yahoo! Sports

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Article provided by Meehna Goldsmith you can also follow Meehna on Twitter @thewatchlady

Original Article can be viewed at http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/omega/richard-mille-could-be-fined-for-yohan-blake-publicity-stunt-at-the-olympics-games/

 

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