Gangwon-do Province, also known as Gangwon State, has developed Virtual Gangwon, a groundbreaking metaverse platform for the Olympics. With support from the Ministry of Science and ICT, the International Olympic Committee, and the organizing committee of Gangwon 2024, this captivating metaverse allows users to fully experience the virtual world of the Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games. Please continue reading to explore this innovative platform designed for the upcoming Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Gangwon 2024.
Gangwon Launched the First Metaverse Virtual World for the Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024
Gangwon 2024 Metaverse
On January 2nd, Gangwon State introduced the first Olympic virtual world for the Gangwon Winter Youth Olympic Games 2024, following the release of special stamps for the special event on December 1st. The new and innovative metaverse was introduced to provide a thrilling experience and interactive opportunities for Olympic games enthusiasts worldwide.
The innovative platform designed for the upcoming Winter Youth Olympic Games in Gangwon 2024 is a metaverse experience that aims to revolutionize how fans engage with the event. This platform creates a virtual world where users from around the globe can come together, enhancing accessibility for young fans who may not be able to attend the games in person.
Accessibility & Personalization
In this virtual world, users can explore virtual venue tours and participate in online mini-games. Some exciting sports games available include curling, ski jumping, and bobsleigh. Additionally, users can participate in and compete against other players in various games. For those residing in Korea, live streams of sporting events will be available for viewing.
Global fans can use the metaverse to connect, explore new sports, and embrace Olympic values. Moreover, they can engage in virtual venue tours, participate in online mini-games, compete against other users, and stream sporting events.
Virtual reality game enthusiasts can download the Virtual Gangwon app on Android smartphones or access the website (https://xrgw.kr/metaverse). The metaverse ensures maximum accessibility with automatic translations of Korean, English, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Chinese.
Users can personalize their experience by creating custom avatars from 30 unique characters. Avatars have customizable features like hairstyles, body shapes, and clothing options. They can express various emotions and perform dances, including hip-hop and YOG-related moves.
Once users have created their avatars, they can freely navigate the captivating 3D virtual world. Within this immersive experience, they can explore a total of nine Youth Olympic Games venues. These venues include a combination of imaginative elements, the iconic Youth Olympic villages, and four renowned tourist attractions in the host region. These attractions encompass Gangneung, as well as the counties of Pyeongchang-gun, Jeongseon-gun, and Hoengseong-gun.
“Metaverse Experience” at Gangneung Green City Experience Centre
During the Gangwon 2024 event, visitors can enjoy the “Metaverse Experience” at the Gangneung Green City Experience Centre. This one-of-a-kind opportunity allows you to experience the adrenaline and excitement of different winter sports virtually. With the help of simulators, graphic panels, and virtual reality kits, you can immerse yourself in the action and feel like you’re on the slopes.
The highly anticipated Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwon 2024 will occur from January 19th to February 1st, 2024. With approximately 1,900 athletes from 81 National Olympic Committees, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Get ready to see the future stars of winter sports as they show off their skills in 15 events, such as biathlon, skating, short track, hockey, and more.
Admission to the Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwon 2024 is free. However, you can secure your tickets for Gangwon 2024 on the event’s official website, seizing the opportunity to witness these talented athletes in action.