Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

NBC Olympics to have live virtual reality coverage of PyeongChang

South Korea Koreas Tensions

The official emblem of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games is seen in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years Wednesday as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after months of acrimony and fears of war. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)


NBC Olympics will air more than 50 hours of live virtual reality coverage of the PyeongChang Winter Games next month.

Coverage powered by Intel will be available for authenticated users with Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Samsung Gear VR, and both Google Cardboard and Google Daydream, with compatible iOS or Android devices via the NBC Sports VR app.

It’s the first Olympics with live virtual reality programming. VR debuted for Rio 2016 on delay.

Virtual reality coverage includes the Opening and Closing ceremonies plus the Olympics’ marquee events -- figure skating free skates, hockey finals and Alpine skiing’s downhill races.

NBC Olympics will also offer virtual reality replays of all events previously live streamed, one daily 360-degree video of a sport not available in VR the previous day and packaged highlights from the day before.

More here from NBC Sports PR.

OlympicTalk is on Apple News. Favorite us!

MORE: Breakdown of NBC Olympics record 2,400 hours of programming

NBC Olympics VR Live Schedule

DateCoverageTime (ET)
Fri., Feb. 9Opening Ceremony8 p.m.*
Alpine Skiing (Men’s Downhill Training)9 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 10Alpine Skiing (Men’s Downhill)9 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 11Curling (Mixed Doubles Semifinal)7:05 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 12Curling (Mixed Doubles Semifinal)6:05 a.m.
Snowboard Halfpipe (Women’s Final)8 p.m.
Snowboard Halfpipe (Men’s Qualifying)11 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 13Snowboard Halfpipe (Men’s Final)8:30 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 14Figure Skating (Pairs’ Free Skate)8:30 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 15Skeleton (Men)7:30 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 16Skeleton (Women)6:20 a.m.
Figure Skating (Men’s Free Skate)8 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 17Short Track5 a.m.
Alpine Skiing (Men’s Giant Slalom)8:15 p.m.
Alpine Skiing (Men’s Giant Slalom)11:45 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 18
Mon., Feb. 19Ski Jumping (Men’s Team)7:30 a.m.
Figure Skating (Ice Dance)8 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 20Alpine Skiing (Women’s Downhill)9 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 21Ice Hockey (Women’s Final)11:10 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 22Big Air (Women’s Final)7:30 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 23Big Air (Men’s Final)8 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 24Ice Hockey (Men’s Final)11:10 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 25Closing Ceremony8 p.m.*

*Indicates same-day delay