Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

You can stream the Winter Olympics in VR on nearly any device

You can stream the Winter Olympics in VR on nearly any device

UK Sport has forecast 6-12 medals at the Winter Paralympics, which follows in March.

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"We know that our goals for any Games are always ambitious", said UK Sport director of performance Chelsea Warr.

Just because you're unable to make it to South Korea next month doesn't mean you can't make your 2018 Winter Olympic dreams a reality - that is, a virtual reality.

This effort will mark the first time ever that VR will be available for a Winter Olympics and that Olympic VR programming will be live in the U.S on a wide range of devices and platforms.

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For PyeongChang, the opening and closing ceremonies will be streamed in VR, as will alpine skiing, snowboarding, curling, skeleton, figure skating, ice hockey and ski jumping, among other sports.

Christie was disqualified three times in Sochi, but has since won numerous World Championship medals, including two golds in 2017.

The funding body is confident that a vast increase in investment over the four-year cycle from £14m to £32m will result in the best ever Winter Games for the country's Olympians and the most successful in 30 years for its Paralympians.

Gallagher has not been initially selected for Pyeongchang, but could yet join world downhill champion Millie Knight and 2016 World Cup champion Menna Fitzpatrick in the ParalympicsGB squad.

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