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Winter Youth Olympic ceremony streamed live in VR

Winter Youth Olympic ceremony streamed live in VR

In an Olympic first, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) is bringing the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 to life through virtual reality (VR) coverage, which is available to users of the Samsung GearVR headset.

With the support of Samsung and VR specialist NextVR, the opening ceremony was the first ever Olympic ceremony streamed live in VR on the night of February 12. VR will also be available throughout the games with daily VR sporting highlights.

In order to access the VR content from Lillehammer, viewers will need a Samsung phone and compatible VR gear.

The IOC urged viewers interested in trying out the VR experience to visit olympic.org on their mobile phone for a direct link to the Youth Olympic Games VR experience.

The Opening Ceremony was produced by Olympic Broadcasting Services and available live on youtube.com/Olympics and to Olympic Rights Holding Broadcasters.

The opening ceremony of the Youth Winter Olympics in Lillyhammer on February 12. The ceremony was streamed live in VR to users of the Samsung Gear.

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