The XXIII Olympic Winter Games, or better known as the PyeongChang 2018, will be held in South Korea. It will be the first time VR content is produced for the winter games, and the first time any VR Olympics content will stream live. Unfortunately, that means a new paid subscription will be required for those who don't already have one, but that may turn out to be worth it.
The coverage will include the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as sports including snowboarding, figure skating, curling, and ice hockey.
UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger recognised at a presentation on Tuesday that Britain, second in the medal table at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics with 27 golds, was not known as a winter nation.
Fully Produced VR Cast: Fans also have the option to lean back and enjoy a more immersive and fully produced VR Cast, curated to take advantage of the best view of the action and featuring graphics and picture-in-picture overlays. Making events available live will only help the usage. Viewers will be able to customize their experience by switching between multiple vantage points, hear natural sound captured at each camera location to provide a truly immersive experience, and enjoy real-time stats, leader boards and post-event 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.
For the Winter Paralympics, UK Sport has set a target of at least seven medals, and a range of six to 12 medals.
As early as 100 days before the start of the Winter Olympics, the organizing committee declared that they are fully ready to host the Games.
Slalom racer Naoki Yuasa will make his third Olympic appearance after qualifying at the national championships last month.