[Photo] YOG Attendees Experience the Thrill of Ski Jumping in VR at Samsung Galaxy Studios

on February 12, 2016
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The Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games will soon kick off with the Opening Ceremony—the first ever to be streamed live in virtual reality.

 

In addition to getting immersive views of the Olympic torch lighting and the Parade of Nations, fans can also experience the thrill of VR at three different Samsung Galaxy Studios at the event. Included are the VR Station, a theater-like venue where participants can virtually take part in winter sports in 4D, as well as the VR Bus. Here, attendees partake in an exhilarating, 360-degree ski jump simulation that takes them through the stunning scenery of Lillehammer, Norway.

 

 

On February 11, 2016, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, along with members of the IOC Young Ambassadors program visited the Samsung Galaxy Studio just ahead of the start of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

 

“Samsung is a dedicated Partner to the Olympic Movement and supports the IOC in engaging young people worldwide through its cutting edge mobile technology and passion for sports,” Bach said. “It is a pleasure to visit the Samsung Galaxy Studio here in Lillehammer and experience first-hand the virtual reality technology, which could be used at future Olympic Games as well.”

 

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach sits in a 4D motion chair to experience the innovative ski jumping VR film at the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Lillehammer.

 

The immersive ski jumping film is displayed through the Samsung Galaxy smartphone and compatible Gear VR headset.

 


International Olympic Committee (IOC) Administration is all smiles as they gear up for the start of the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games at the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Lillehammer.

 

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach visits the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Lillehammer ahead of the start of the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

 

Members of the IOC Young Ambassadors program mingle and take selfies before the start of the Games. Samsung provided a Galaxy S6 edge+ to each member of the program to enable them to share stories, interact and promote the Games in their own countries.

 

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach meets with the 39 members of the IOC Young Ambassadors program before the start of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

 

Members of the IOC Young Ambassadors program join together at the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Lillehammer before the start of the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

 

Two IOC Young Ambassadors pose for a photo together at the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Lillehammer before the start of the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Two IOC Young Ambassadors pose for a photo together at the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Lillehammer before the start of the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

 

Members of the IOC Young Ambassadors program experience ski jumping in 4D.

 

Two IOC Young Ambassadors visit the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Lillehammer to test out the Galaxy S6 edge+, which they’ll use throughout the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games to document and share their experiences with the world.

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