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  • Lillehammer Youth Olympics Torch Relay Enters Final Week


    (ATR) The Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games begin in just over a week. The torch relay is gearing up for the home stretch with a day off on Thursday.
    The Games begin Feb. 12 (Lillehammer 2016)

    The relay, which began on Jan. 11, will be making two stops on Friday. The first will be in Jessheim and the second in Drammen before the trip to Oslo on Saturday.

    The opening ceremony is set for Feb. 12 and will be the first ever Olympic content in virtual reality. Worldwide Olympic partner Samsung says it will be providing live streaming in VR for the opening ceremony.

    Samsung says daily VR highlights will feature a variety of winter sports, including speed skating, snowboarding, figure skating and ski jumping. However, these events will be available to the public only after they are completed.

    The company says that three Samsung Galaxy Studios – the VR Bus, VR Monument and the VR Station – will be set up in various locations around Lillehammer to provide a variety of immersive, never-before-felt experiences for youths, spectators and athletes.

    Samsung is the first major international Olympic sponsor to make a commitment to the 2016 Youth Olympic Games, which run from Feb. 12-21.

    Written by Gerard Farek

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