Gangwon 2024 introduces an innovative metaverse that extends interactive experiences to a global audience, fostering inclusivity and accessibility, particularly for young enthusiasts. The Winter Youth Olympics, scheduled from January 19 to February 1, 2024, promises an unprecedented digital engagement opportunity for fans worldwide.
Virtual Exploration of YOG Venues and Interactive Challenges
In this unique virtual world, users can embark on virtual tours of the Olympic venues and participate in engaging challenges, creating a dynamic and immersive experience. The metaverse offers online competitions in ski jumping, bobsleigh, and curling, allowing fans to compete against each other in a digital arena. The initiative aims to elevate the Winter Youth Olympics by enabling fans to interact with the event in novel and exciting ways.
Global Engagement and Streaming Opportunities
The Gangwon 2024 Metaverse transcends geographical boundaries, providing a platform for users worldwide to connect, compete, and engage. Users within the Republic of Korea also gain access to live streaming of sporting events, enhancing the overall experience for local enthusiasts. Beyond mere competition, the metaverse seeks to encourage global connections among fans and inspire them to explore new winter sports while imbibing Olympic values.
Multilingual Accessibility and Avatar Customization
To ensure inclusivity, the metaverse incorporates automatic translation features for six languages: Korean, English, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Chinese. Users can create personalized avatars, selecting from 30 different characters with various customization options, including hairstyles, body shapes, and clothing choices. Avatars can express a range of emotions and engage in dances such as hip-hop and YOG-themed performances.
Immersive 3D Virtual World Exploration
Upon creating their avatars, users gain the freedom to navigate the expansive 3D virtual world. This virtual landscape encompasses digital recreations of nine YOG venues, featuring fantastical elements, Youth Olympic villages, and four tourist attractions in the host region. The metaverse allows users to explore and engage with a visually captivating digital environment.
Metaverse Experience at Gangneung Green City Experience Centre
Gangwon 2024 extends the metaverse experience beyond the digital realm by setting up a “Metaverse Experience” at the Gangneung Green City Experience Centre. Visitors can virtually partake in winter sports through simulators, graphic panels, and virtual reality kits, adding a tangible aspect to the metaverse engagement.
Ticket Applications and the Future of Sports Engagement
As the Winter Youth Olympics approach, with approximately 1,900 athletes from 81 National Olympic Committees participating, fans eager to witness the emergence of potential winter sports stars can now apply for tickets on tickets.gangwon2024.org. The metaverse initiative not only redefines how fans engage with sporting events but also provides a glimpse into the future of interactive and inclusive sports engagement on a global scale. Gangwon 2024’s forward-thinking approach sets the stage for a transformative and immersive Winter Youth Olympics experience.