LA 2024 reveals VR experience

Monday, July 10, 2017

LA 2024 has unveiled a virtual reality experience that allows viewers to see how athletes will live at its ready-made Olympic and Paralympic Village at UCLA.

The 360-degree film was released through the bid’s social media platforms, and will be at LA 2024’s exhibit at the IOC’s candidate city briefing in on 11th and 12th July in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The VR experience transports viewers to UCLA’s campus and allows them to see and experience the proposed Village.

The VR experience shows the viewer how the athletes will eat, sleep, and train during the Games. Viewers are guided by the voice of Janet Evans - LA 2024 vice chair and director of athlete relations - from UCLA’s residence halls to training facilities, dining halls, and leisure spots.

UCLA already houses 16,000 students from 160 countries every year and has produced 420 Olympians from 45 countries.

UCLA refurbishes its housing facilities every seven years, which means that all will undergo at least one round of renovations by the time athletes arrive in 2024.

LA 2024’s Janet Evans said: “As a bid led by athletes for athletes, LA 2024 puts the athlete experience at the centre of our Games plan. We are excited to share how athletes will eat, sleep, and train at our Games-ready Olympic and Paralympic Village through our new, immersive virtual reality experience.

“With its beautiful and modern residences, state-of-the-art training facilities and award-winning dining options, UCLA is just one of our many existing facilities that will deliver an unprecedented athlete experience during the Games.”