Tokyo 2020: IOC and Intel Announce Worldwide TOP Partnership

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Intel on Wednesday (21st of June) announced a long-term technology partnership at an official signing ceremony in New York.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich receives the Olympic Torch from International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at the Intel and International Olympic Committee press conference on Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017 in New York. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)

As a result of Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC is forging groundbreaking partnerships, said Bach.

Intel is a world leader in its field, and were very excited to be working with the Intel team to drive the future of the Olympic Games through cutting-edge technology. The Olympic Games provide a connection between fans and athletes that has inspired people around the world through sport and the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect. Thanks to our new innovative global partnership with Intel, fans in the stadium, athletes and audiences around the world will soon experience the magic of the Olympic Games in completely new ways.

Intels contributions to the Olympic Movement will include technology developments that will be rolled out as the multiyear partnership evolves, for example:

  • Technological and content support for Olympic Broadcasting Services host broadcaster operations, as well as for the Olympic Channel, the multi-platform destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round.
  • Intels 5G platforms will be used at the Olympic Games to demonstrate how 5G will transform communications over the next decade. Starting in 2018, Intel will partner on what is expected to be the first 5G showcase, setting the stage for the global deployment of 5G.
  • Intel True VR will offer the first live virtual reality broadcast of the Olympic Winter Games, providing fans the opportunity for a more immersive experience from their own homes.
  • Intel drone light show technology will create never-seen-before images in the sky.
  • Intel 360 replay technology will allow fans to experience the greatest, most memorable Olympic moments from every angle at the Olympic venues. In the future, TV viewers at home will be able to experience what its like to be at the Olympic Games with a front-row seat, or choose from many different viewing points in the Olympic venues. The power to choose what they want to see and how they want to experience the Olympic Games will be in the hands of the fans.

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