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NBC live VR coverage of Winter Olympics

NBC live VR coverage of Winter Olympics

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

Via NBC Sports VR app in the U.S.: In the U.S., Intel is working with NBC Olympics to make the virtual reality experience available on NBC channels and apps.

In the USA, this content will be available via the forthcoming NBC Sports VR app and will permit selection of various camera angles (typically between three to six options per event) in addition to the immersive panoramic views. Skeleton's UK Sport funding nearly doubled in the build-up to Pyeongchang after Yarnold won gold in Sochi to succeed compatriot Amy Williams as Olympic champion.

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". No word yet on whether NBC's Olympics coverage in VR will feature VR advertising as well.

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A team of researchers, led by Daniel Scott, a geography professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, came to that conclusion by taking climate data from previous Winter Games locations and applying climate-change models to predict future winter weather conditions.

If you're a Verizon subscriber and are planning to go to PyeongChang, South Korea for the Winter Olympics, there's some good news for you.

Banned on December 5 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Russia had already retrospectively dropped to fourth in the standings from 2014 after being stripped of a total of 13 medals for anti-doping violations.