Great Britain set record medal target for Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang 2018

Great Britain set record medal target for Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang 2018

Great Britain set record medal target for Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang 2018

The upcoming winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea will feature medal ceremonies in open-air arenas, with temperatures expected to be below freezing.

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

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".

Taeyang is one of several Korean singers to be featured as an honorary ambassador for Pyeongchang 2018, along with opera singer Jo Sumi, Insooni, Jinusean's Sean, Girl's Day, AOA, and CNBlue's Jung Yonghwa.

NBC is leaning on Intel's True VR technology, which uses multiple camera pods at each event to create interactive 360-degree virtual reality environments.

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The best part about NBC's VR streams is that unlike the Summer Olympics where the VR content was available exclusively on Samsung headsets, this time around, it will be made available on a wide range of devices and platforms. Included in the more than 50 hours of coverage will be the opening and closing ceremonies, alpine skiing, curling, snowboarding, skeleton, figure skating, short track, ski jumping, ice hockey, big air, and more.

"The Olympics have always been an opportunity to showcase emerging media technology", said Gary Zenkel, president, NBC Olympics in a statement.

The study shows every city that has previously hosted the winter Olympics is warmer during the February Olympic period than it was when they hosted the games, and by the middle of the century only 11 of them will still be cold enough to reliably host the games again.

VR streaming in sports isn't a novel idea, but this would be the first time for the Olympics to be streamed in VR to nearly all VR headsets.

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