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

Here's what the 'tree trunk' texture PyeongChang 2018 Olympic medals look like

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Olympics plans to stream more than 50 hours of live virtual reality video content from the 2018 Winter Olympics, to be held in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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.

Official confirmation from the International Olympic Committee is yet to be received. 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. Viewers can switch between the cameras, receive "natural sound" captured at each camera location, and see real-time stats, leaderboards and postevent results.




Viewers will also be able to "fly" through the Olympic world, tour Olympic venues and different areas throughout Korea. No word yet on whether NBC's Olympics coverage in VR will feature VR advertising as well.

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In the message to Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon from his high-level inter-Korean talks counterpart Ri Son-gwon, the North also said it will later propose dates for working-level talks on its participation in the PyeongChang Olympics, the ministry said. NBC hopes to hedge against future viewership declines by increasing its presence on VR, which is becoming more prevalent among consumers - global VR headset shipments reached an all-time high in Q3 2017, with shipments topping 1 million for the first time ever in the quarter, according to Canalys.

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