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Thursday
Aug182016

Watching the Games in VR: A Fully Immersive Experience

A virtual, 360-degree stereoscopic view of LAFC Stadium. Image © Gensler

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, marks the first time the Olympics will be shot in virtual reality, allowing anyone with a compatible Samsung smartphone and VR headset to watch the games virtually, in a fully immersive, 360-degree experience. But this is just the beginning.

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Wednesday
Aug172016

Sharing Experiences on a Global Scale

Image courtesy of Nicolas Salto

As Brazil hosts the 2016 Olympic Games this month and the spotlight is on the country’s economic and cultural landscape, people across the globe are wondering: what’s next for Brazil?

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Tuesday
Aug162016

Meet Gensler's Own Former U.S. Olympic Swimmer

Image © Gensler

In celebration of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Gensler Sports launched GenslerOn Rio 2016, a blog series focused on how the planning and design of these physical venues play into the overall athlete, spectator and resident experience. This series will take a close look at what an Olympic athlete experiences during the Games; how virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) play into designing venues, as well as the fan experience; and the legacies that are left after the Games have come and gone from host cities.

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Thursday
Aug112016

Going for Gold: Has London’s 2012 Legacy Redefined Olympic Success?

The Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Image courtesy of mariusz kluzniak via flickr.

With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games now in full swing, the world is focused on Rio to witness two-weeks of 42 different sports and over 300 events. Underpinned by inspiring architecture, the Olympic Games allow host cities to showcase their country, capture worldwide attention and celebrate human spirit, but the real evaluation of the event’s true success kicks in long after the final medal has been awarded.

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