Vice President Pence to lead USA delegation to Winter Olympics

Posted January 14, 2018

Nike will start selling Olympic gear on its website beginning January 15th.

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.

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NBC is leaning on Intel's True VR technology, which uses multiple camera pods at each event to create interactive 360-degree virtual reality environments.

The other UK Sport targets are two-to-three medals in skiing and snowboarding, one-to-two in curling, one in bobsleigh and a minimum top-eight finish in figure skating. Pence will review ICBM defence systems in Alaska and reaffirm to the leaders of Japan and South Korea that the United States is fully committed to stability in the region, the official said.

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Viewers will also be able to "fly" through the Olympic world, tour Olympic venues and different areas throughout Korea. "With the help of Intel's industry-leading virtual reality technology, NBC Olympics will deliver a transformative experience that will bring to Olympic fans an entirely new perspective on the speed, thrills and excitement of an Olympic Winter Games". No word yet on whether NBC's Olympics coverage in VR will feature VR advertising as well. The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics averaged 21.4 million prime-time viewers, down 12% from the 2010 Vancouver Games.

The XXIII Games begin on February 9 and conclude on February 25. 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".

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The comments came one day after the first formal inter-Korean talks in more than two years.