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Youth Olympics to offer virtual reality content

The second edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games is set to make history. For the first time in Olympic broadcasting, viewers will enjoy virtual reality-based content.

Opening ceremony will have 180-degree constellations of cameras

Views can watch Canadian curling skip Mary Fay in virtual reality during the Youth Olympic Games. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)

The second edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games is set to make some history.

For the first time in Olympic broadcasting, viewers will enjoy virtual reality-based content.

The opening ceremony, which takes place on Friday, will offer viewers a live stream in virtual reality featuring two, 180-degree constellations of cameras.

Throughout the 10 days of competition fans can also enjoy daily VR highlights from Lillehammer, Norway.

"[Olympic Broadcasting Service] has a long tradition of exploring next-generation technology innovations," said OBS CEO Yiannis Exarchos. "We are very enthusiastic about having the opportunity to deliver sports coverage from Lillehammer in new and exciting ways."

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