The International Olympic Committee has announced the launch of a metaverse experience for the upcoming Winter Youth Olympic Games in Gangwon, South Korea.
The IOC has teamed up with the Gangwon 2024 organising committee and the Gangwon-do Province to launch the first-of-its-kind experience, which will offer virtual tours of venues, as well as online mini games in ski jumping, bobsleigh and curling.
Users based in South Korea will be able to access streaming of events via the metaverse, which will also provide fans with an opportunity to meet and interact with other users from around the world. Users can choose from 30 different avatar characters, which can freely move around the 3D virtual world.
The Games will take place from January 19 to February 1.
Spanish LaLiga club Cádiz CF has entered into a partnership with Vantage Towers to improve connectivity at its home stadium, the Nuevo Mirandilla.
Vantage Towers will install and maintain a new telecommunications infrastructure for the stadium and the surrounding areas. The deal will include the provision of 5G technology.
Cádiz recently presented plans for Sportech City, a wide-ranging development that will include a year-round events centre and a 7,500-square-metre data centre. Cádiz is working with professional services firm KPMG on the project.
Full Venue, an artificial intelligence company for the sports and events industry, has secured €2m (£1.7m/$2.2m) in investment.
The Portuguese startup said the investment will enable it to strengthen its team, develop and implement new solutions, and boost internationalisation. Full Venue currently has clients in Portugal, Spain, the UK, Finland, Belgium, Romania, and Chile.
Next-generation fan engagement platform ARound has partnered with spatial computing and augmented reality (AR) localisation technology firm Immersal to develop innovative AR experiences for venues worldwide.
The partnership will result in the creation of a turnkey WebAR solution for augmented reality within stadiums. It is hoped the agreement will facilitate easier integration of shared AR experiences for teams, venues and events.
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