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".
Pakistan may block US Troops' supply path to Afghanistan
U.S. troops in Afghanistan are being supplied with food and military equipment by the routes from Pakistan to Afghanistan.
Agreement reached on basis for negotiating new German govt coalition - lawmakers
Merkel ruled with the SPD in two of her three terms in office, including in the last parliament from 2013-2017. She had until Friday been unsuccessful in forming a new government since the vote in September.
Japan, China spat over disputed islets in East China Sea
Japan has complained to China after a pair of the country's vessels sailed this week near disputed islands in the East China Sea. It then re-entered the contiguous zone around Taisho Island, which is part of the Senkakus, before leaving that afternoon.
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.
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