Nike's Team USA Medal Stand Collection for 2018 Winter Olympics

Virtual reality VR Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival

Virtual reality VR Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival

Just because you're unable to make it to South Korea next month doesn't mean you can't make your 2018 Winter Olympic dreams a reality - that is, a virtual reality. This marks the first-ever live virtual reality broadcast of the Olympic Winter Games. Back in the summer of 2016, Britain's Paralympians were triumphant in Rio.

While VR is still a nascent technology, generally requiring dedicated hardware, programmers and advertisers are aggressively experimenting with the format, because of how immersive it is.

On-Demand Highlights: Post-event, on-demand 3- to 5-minute features will be available showcasing the best moments from each event.

"We will try our best to take care of the athletes and other participants during the PyeongChang Olympics", said Hwang Eui-hwan, head of Kyunghee University Dental Hospital. Viewers can switch between the cameras, receive "natural sound" captured at each camera location, and see real-time stats, leaderboards and postevent results.

UK Sport has more than doubled investment in winter sports since Sochi, putting up a total of £32m over the four years leading up to the 2018 Games.

Via Global Olympics Broadcasters: Intel True VR content will also be available on multiple devices and platforms through official Olympics Rights Holding Broadcaster channels around the world.

Also, following the decision of the International Olympic Committee, after the disqualification of Russian skiers, the bronze medal in the ski races at the 2014 Sochi Olympics will go to the Belarusian cross country skier Sergei Dolidovich.

VR users will be able to experience a winter sports athlete prepare for the Games; witness the culture, sights and beauty of Korea; and explore the PyeongChang Olympic venues.

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