UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger recognised at a presentation on Tuesday that Britain, second in the medal table at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics with 27 golds, was not known as a winter nation. Skeleton's UK Sport funding nearly doubled in the build-up to Pyeongchang after Yarnold won gold in Sochi to succeed compatriot Amy Williams as Olympic champion.
On-Demand Highlights: Post-event, on-demand 3- to 5-minute features will be available showcasing the best moments from each event. Viewers will also be able to "fly" through the Olympic world, tour Olympic venues and different areas throughout Korea.
The content will be available to pay-TV customers who authenticate through the NBC Sports VR app.
ParalympicsGB won six medals at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and they have been given a target of at least seven medals. Tessa Bonhomme will anchor studio coverage from NBC Sports Group's International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., with Anson Carter and Erika Lawler. Supported devices included Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Samsung Gear VR, and both Google Cardboard and Google Daydream, with compatible iOS or Android devices.
NBC has partnered with Intel to set up multiple camera pods to create interactive 360-degree VR environments.The White House said Pence's visit is to "reinforce the strong USA presence on the Korean Peninsula and send a clear message of American resolve to the North Korean regime".
Women at Saudi soccer games for first time
The kingdom's stadium had not been built with women in mind, so modifications were made so that they could attend matches. Before the ban is lifted in June, women continue to face arrest and prison time for driving cars.
Texas dedicates double overtime win to Andrew Jones
Longhorns coach Shaka Smart offered his support in a statement through the Texas men's basketball Twitter account. Prior to injuries this season, the sophomore was averaging 15.3 points per game which was leading the team.
Bungie rethinks Destiny 2 microtransactions
Adding a new Ghost with Raid-specific perks that has a chance to drop from the Leviathan and Eater of Worlds final encounters. Bungie Thursday, one day after a senior member of the dev team confirmed collectibles will be included in all future DLC.
Slalom racer Naoki Yuasa will make his third Olympic appearance after qualifying at the national championships last month.
Generating up to 1TB of data per hour, Intel True VR harnesses the massive, real-time processing power of Intel Core processors.
Bummed that you won't be in Pyeong Chang for the 2018 Winter Olympics?
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