Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

NBC will live stream the Winter Olympics in VR

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Sherri Watson | 14 January, 2018, 14:02

A fourth successive women's skeleton medal and a third consecutive gold in the event could be harder to come by as both Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas are ranked outside the top three in this season's World Cup standings.

However UK Sport's director of performance, Chelsea Warr, believes Britain could potentially win a maximum of 10 medals if everything goes to plan.

Britain's other medals in Russian Federation were won by the men's curling squad, with silver and bronze medals for the women's curling team and Jenny Jones bronze in the snowboard slopestyle. The VR content will include the opening and closing ceremonies, behind-the-scene interviews, and all-time favorite events like ski jumping, snowboarding, figure skating, ice hockey, and curling. It is high risk, it has high reward, it has high stakes in a very competitive arena.

UK Sport has more than doubled investment in winter sports since Sochi, putting up a total of £32m over the four years leading up to the 2018 Games.

Alpine skier Dave Ryding and cross-country skier Andrew Musgrave have been cited as outside medal hopes.

The Main Press Center of the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games opened on Tuesday, 30 days before the sporting event launches in Gangwon Province.

ParalympicsGB won six medals at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and they have been given a target of at least seven medals.

North Korean officials have confirmed that the offer was made, per The Independent, but a resolution has not yet been reached.

The number 888 comes from combining "88" from the 1988 Seoul Olympics and "8" from Pyeongchang 2018.