Pence to head delegation to South Korea Olympics

Scotty James could become Australia's most celebrated alpine athlete with a Winter Olympics win

During the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, NBC partnered with Samsung to offer VR content but that programming was made available the day after.

Nike's Team USA Medal Stand Collection - what American Olympians in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will wear to the podium to receive their gold, silver or bronze medals in - appears to be tapping into the same retro / vintage vibe as other recently official outfitters of the 2018 Winter Games, including Burton, whose snowboarding uniforms took inspiration from the '70s-era US space program, and Ralph Lauren, who made the retro puffer jacket the centerpiece of Team USA's closing-ceremony ensemble.

Intel TrueVR "pods" at each event will create a 360 degree virtual environment where viewers can watch.

Official confirmation from the International Olympic Committee is yet to be received.




The coverage will include the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as sports including snowboarding, figure skating, curling, and ice hockey.

Viewers will also be able to "fly" through the Olympic world, tour Olympic venues and different areas throughout Korea. The content will be accessible to pay-TV subscribers through the NBC Sports VR app.

A research study led by geography professor Daniel Scott at the University of Waterloo says the number of places that will be cold enough to host a Winter Olympics is dropping.

NBC Olympics will also provide content prior to the start of the Games, with behind-the-scenes content captured with Intel True VR technology. The XXIII Games run from 9-25 February. NBC hopes to hedge against future viewership declines by increasing its presence on VR, which is becoming more prevalent among consumers - global VR headset shipments reached an all-time high in Q3 2017, with shipments topping 1 million for the first time ever in the quarter, according to Canalys.

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