2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games

Watch the Opening Olympic Ceremony in Virtual Reality

This years winter games opening ceremony and various events will be live streamed in VR available to owners of Gear VR. You will need to visit Olympic Games website during Games-time(their words). You can also download the NextVR App for Gear VR and view the content through there. If you don’t have a Gear VR, check out the opening ceremony on YouTube.

Lille… Where?

This years youth winter games are in being held in Lillehammer Norway. Running from February 12th to 21st it brings together 1100 athletes from around the world.


At the same time the games are being live streamed in virtual reality, Samsung also launched a new campaign for the Games. ‘The Only Way To Know’, designed to encourage kids to try new things and pursue their dreams.

“We understand that challenges facing today’s youth can be daunting, and we are committed to providing opportunities and programmes designed to inspire them along the way to never lose sight of their hopes and dreams”, said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice-President of Global Marketing, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung is proud to spread the Youth Olympic Games spirit both in Lillehammer and around the globe and create new experiences designed to reach youths through our state-of-the-art technology and riveting VR content.” – Worldwide Olympic Partner Samsung set to help IOC bring virtual reality to Lillehammer 2016

Samsung Galaxy Studios Trio

Around the olympic event Samsung will be showcasing its VR and various other technologies in their VR Bus, VR Monument, and VR Station. We’ll keep you updated throughout the Olympics as more virtual reality content is released!

Your Moment of Zen

The picture in this tweet doesn’t have anything to do with virtual reality, but just take a minute out of your busy day and enjoy the scenic view.

featured image courtesy of Ivar Abrahamsen flickr https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/. Text added to Picture.

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