US skiers take to the virtual slopes with VR
Some sports are easier to practise for than others, but for athletes tackling ski routes (that are different courses for each tournament), they usually rely on their memories from the few test runs they’re allowed to undertake. Not so for Team USA in 2018’s Winter Olympics. The team filmed the course using a GoPro Omni, capturing a 360° video, which their contestants then used via VR to practise away from the course. Ingenious, but it didn’t get them to the top of medal tally!