Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

NBC Sports Regional Nets Send Talent to Olympics

NBC Sports Regional Nets Send Talent to Olympics

" After a number of strong performances from GB athletes across this winter sport season, our agreed medal target with sports shows that PyeongChang 2018 has the potential to be our best winter Games yet". Today they set out their stall for the Winter Olympics, with the big hopes in the para-snowboarding and wheelchair curling.

The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, is a major worldwide multi-sport event scheduled to take place in PyeongChang County.

The VR video content, powered by Intel TrueVR, will be available to users of Windows, Samsung and Google VR headsets, and for Android and iOS devices through the NBC Sports VR app. It will mark the first time ever that VR will be available for a Winter Olympics and that Olympic VR programming will be live in the U.S on a wide range of devices and platforms.

Audio Integration: Viewers will hear the natural sound as captured at each camera location allowing them to experience the sound as if they were there.

NBC and Intel also said that viewers will also be able to "fly through the Olympic world, tour Olympic venues and different areas throughout Korea".

"The Olympics have always been an opportunity to showcase emerging media technology", said Gary Zenkel, President, NBC Olympics.

Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) said it has formed a team made up of 130 medical staff, including 48 doctors, so they could be stationed at treatment centers at the athletes' village, stadiums and training centers for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in Gangwon Province. No word yet on whether NBC's Olympics coverage in VR will feature VR advertising as well. If we are lucky, we can get some gold medals.

Fifty-three Chinese athletes have secured their tickets to Pyeongchang, while Sun expects another 15-20 to qualify over the next few weeks.

The upcoming games are scheduled to be held from February 9-25 in PyeongChang, as well as the adjacent sub-host cities of Gangneung and Jeongseon.

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