And when they land on the top of the podium, they'll be wearing intensely warm gear that was unveiled Tuesday by Nike and the U.S. Olympic Committee on the "Today" show.
Nike released images of the outfits U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes will wear during medal ceremonies at the 2018 games. Making events available live will only help the usage. 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". 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. There will non-event coverage as well, such as tours of Olympic venues and of scenic areas in South Korea.
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Team USA will be dressed to impress at this year's Winter Olympics.
However, the total installed base of VR headsets is relatively small, which could limit the effect of NBC's VR broadcasts on Winter Olympics viewership. "I'd like to aim for 10 Olympic Games eventually".
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By making the content available in VR, NBC looks to appeal to a wider audience and buck the trend of declining Olympics viewership. She will be competing in her fourth straight winter games.
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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Generating up to 1TB of data per hour, Intel True VR harnesses the massive, real-time processing power of Intel Core processors.