The Entire Nike Team USA Medal Stand Collection Drops Next Week

The Entire Nike Team USA Medal Stand Collection Drops Next Week

The Entire Nike Team USA Medal Stand Collection Drops Next Week

The good news is Pyeongchang, South Korea, which will host the 23rd winter games next month, is on that list which should leave athletes competing far happier than they were among the slushy ice and bare mountains of the Olympics in Sochi, Russia four years ago.

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

That has more than doubled to £32m over four years for Pyeongchang, but the sums involved contrast starkly with the £100m annual investment in summer Olympic sports.

The VR experience is enabled by Intel True VR technology, which uses multiple camera pods at each event to create interactive 360-degree virtual reality environments.

The other UK Sport targets are two-to-three medals in skiing and snowboarding, one-to-two in curling, one in bobsleigh and a minimum top-eight finish in figure skating.

The Olympic gear will be available for purchase next week on Nike's website.

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

Great Britain has been tasked with claiming its biggest medal haul in Winter Olympics history after UK Sport announced its targets for Pyeongchang 2018 on Tuesday. Though it's unclear precisely which devices will be supported, Variety reports that the VR content will be available for "authenticated users on Samsung, Google, Windows, and Android and iOS devices through the NBC Sports VR app".

The XXIII Games begin on February 9 and conclude on February 25.

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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