In early 2018, the eyes of the world will be on South Korea as Pyeongchang hosts the 2018 Winter Olympics on February 9-25, followed by the Paralympic Winter Games on March 8-18. Venues are split between the Pyeongchang Mountain cluster, where most of the action takes place, and the Gangneung Coastal cluster, home to the curling, ice hockey and speed- and figure-skating. Several existing resorts have been upgraded for the Games, with another crucial piece of infrastructure being the new high-speed rail link to Seoul and the international airport at Incheon. The resorts include Yongpyong, which will host the slalom and giant slalom skiing; Alpensia, with the crosscountr y and skijumping; and Bokwang, also known as Phoenix Park, with the freestyle ski and board events. Jeonseong, or High One, will host the blue riband downhill events, the super-giant slalom (known simply as super-g) and the combined (downhill plus slalom). The Olympics has often been a proving ground for new technology, with previous Games introducing colour TV and satellite broadcasts. 2018 promises to be the most ‘connected’ Olympics yet, with the country’s tech giants keen to make the most of having the world’s attention. Building on trials at the Rio Olympics, Samsung is planning VR studios on site and in Seoul for those wanting an immersive view. To ensure a real-time experience, the national telecoms operator, KT, is rolling out a 5G network with speeds of up to 20 Gbps. With feeds including – for the first time – helmet cams on select athletes, it promises to be a thrilling way to tap into that Olympic fever.