"This is yet another first at an Olympic Games, and OBS is proud to continually provide and facilitate the very latest technology to its broadcast partners", said Yiannis Exarchos, CEO, Olympic Broadcasting Services. However, this is a particularly stretching target given the high risks, low margins for error across a range of events we have medal opportunities in, and in some events more unpredictable outdoor terrains that our athletes will need to skilfully navigate. "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".
Park collected two golds and a bronze at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, just before she made a decision to switch her profession.
Via Global Olympics Broadcasters: Intel True VR content will also be available on multiple devices and platforms through official Olympics Rights Holding Broadcaster channels around the world.
Yarnold, who has struggled this season, has been given a top-eight target for 2018 along with team-mate Laura Deas. In addition to the opening ceremony hockey, figure skating, ski jumping and snowboarding will also be covered. If we are lucky, we can get some gold medals.
Moreover, prime-time viewership for the 18-49 year-old age group at the 2016 Olympic Games was 25% lower compared with the Olympics four years earlier, according to Bloomberg. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, in Vancouver, men's downhill skiing at Whistler was postponed because of poor weather conditions including heavy fog and temperatures above freezing.