Experience the Olympic Games in Virtual Reality

VR 360 app

BBC Sport is bringing you the chance to experience a range of live events from Olympic Games in virtual reality.

To enjoy up to 100 hours of live and on-demand virtual reality coverage, you will need to download the BBC Sport 360 app on to your smartphone and have access to a virtual reality viewer (viewers start from under £20).

Note, the BBC Sport 360 app is separate from the main BBC Sport app, it is a standalone app purely for this virtual reality experience.

Apps are available for:


iPhone & iPadexternal-link

Samsung Gear VRexternal-link

Key Features

We have worked with the Olympic Broadcasting Service to build an app which offers:

•100 hours of live 360 Olympic Virtual Reality video coverage

•Multi-Camera coverage to view from different camera perspectives

•Daily 360 video highlights package of previous days event

•Share 360 video content with other BBC Sport 360 users

•Notifications when a live event is starting & highlight clips are available

•View 360 using a wide range of low cost VR Viewers. Requires Android 4.1 and iOS 8.0 or higher.

You can also experience the Olympic Games in 360 video on your desktop via our BBC Taster website (Link). Simply play the video and use your mouse to scroll around the video for a full 360 view of the event.

When is the virtual reality content available?

The Live Coverage available in both the App and on the BBC Taster website is as follows (UK Time, subject to Change)

•Day 0, 0000-0330 - Opening Ceremony

•Day 1, 1400-1750, 1930-2020, 0100-0450 - Beach Volleyball

•Day 2, 1400-1750, 1930-2020, 0100-0450 - Beach Volleyball

•Day 3, 1500-1800, 2100-0000 - Boxing

•Day 4, 1500-1800, 2100-0000 - Boxing

•Day 5, 2000-2245 - Artistic Gymnastics

•Day 6, 2000-2210 - Artistic Gymnastics

•Day 7, 1300-1930, 2100-2350 - Fencing

•Day 8, 1330-1650 & 0000-0315 - Athletics

•Day 9, 0020-0230 - Athletics

•Day 10, 1330-1610 & 0015-0250 - Athletics

•Day 11, 1330-1640 & 0015-0250 - Athletics

•Day 12, 0200-0505 - Beach Volleyball

•Day 13, 0200-0505 - Beach Volleyball

•Day 14, 1930-2130 - Basketball (Men's SFs)

•Day 15, 1500-1650 & 1930-2200 - Diving

•Day 16, 1530-1730 & 1945-2205 - Basketball (Men's Finals)

•Day 16, 0000-0330 - Closing Ceremony

Terms of Use & Safety

The app, live streams and other related content are provided by the Olympic Broadcasting Services S.L ("OBS") on behalf of BBC Sport. The App Store and other third party terms of use will apply. Please read carefully and follow your VR/360 headset supplier's safety information, and the BBC VR/360 Safety Information guidance.

Certain content may not be appropriate for all users and may contain repetitive flashing images (e.g. strobe effects). This app is suitable for people aged 16+ years. This is provided on an 'as is' basis. It is part of an experimental project and the BBC cannot ensure the availability or quality of the app and/or its content.

By downloading this app, you are agreeing to the BBC's Terms of use for the BBC Rio 2016 Experience. If the BBC collects any of your personal information relating to your use of this app, then the BBC Privacy Policy will apply.

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