Main Press Centre opens, Olympic Channel launches virtual reality series

10 January 2018 15:18
Soohorang, official mascot of PyeongChang 2018
Soohorang, official mascot of PyeongChang 2018 -
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The Main Press Centre (MPC) for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games opened on 9th January 2018 as the Organising Committee celebrated the one-month-to-go milestone.

The MPC will be home to over 2,900 accredited media from around the world that will descend on PyeongChang in the coming weeks. The complex consists of three buildings in Alpensia Resort.

Along with the Main Press Centre, the International Broadcast Centre (IBC), which was handed over to the Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS) back in June 2017, officially opened its doors on 9th January. It sits across the road from the MPC in Alpensia Resort and will house more than 50 broadcasting companies and more than 8,000 personnel.

Olympic Channel launches virtual reality series

Taking viewers inside the world of Olympic hopefuls who have their sights set on competing at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the Olympic Channel will give fans first-hand experience of the life of an athlete in virtual reality. The new multi-part series entitled Trending Gold debuted on 4th January 2018 on the Olympic Channel global digital platform.

Trending Gold features nine athletes and Olympic hopefuls across different sports including snowboard stars Jamie Anderson (USA), Max Parrot (CAN), as well as alpine aces Luca Aerni (SUI) and Ilka Stuhec (SLO).

Click here to watch the series.