International Olympic Committee announces virtual sports event
In a statement, the IOC explains that the event will bring together “video game enthusiasts from around the world who become part of the Olympic Movement audience while promoting the development of physical and non-physical sport, in accordance with the recommendations of the Olympic Agenda 2020+5”.
“The Olympic Virtual Series is a new and unique experience that aims to connect directly with new audiences within virtual sports”, says IOC President Thomas Bach, referring that the event’s concept “encourages sports participation and promotes Values Olympic Games, with a special focus on young people”.
In the opening of the Olympic Virtual Series, the World Baseball and Softball Confederation, the International Cycling Union, the International Rowing Federation, the International Sailing Federation and the International Automobile Federation are involved.
Each of the entities will provide an event that makes participation online easier and that allows each participant to compete from home or from the gym.
The events can be followed through the Olympic channel, where later more detailed information about each event will be released.