LA 2024 releases virtual reality experience of UCLA Olympic and Paralympic Village
By Community | July 7, 2017
LA 2024 unveiled today a virtual reality experience that allows viewers to see how athletes will live at its ready-made Olympic and Paralympic Village at UCLA.
The VR experience is available as a 360-degree film through the bid’s social media platforms and will be at LA 2024’s exhibit at the IOC’s candidate city briefing on 11-12 July in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Next week it will also be available through Jaunt app on all VR platforms.
The VR experience transports viewers to UCLA’s campus and allows them to see and experience the proposed Village firsthand. The VR experience shows the viewer how the athletes will eat, sleep, and train during the Games.
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. At 60 hectares, LA 2024’s proposed Village would be the second most compact in the last six
— LA 2024 (@LA2024) July 6, 2017
At 60 hectares, LA 2024’s proposed Village would be the second most compact in the last six Summer Games. All residents will be less than 50 meters from internal Village shuttle stops and less than 300 meters from all essential dining, fitness, recreation and entertainment services.
Today’s announcement is part of the bid’s #FollowTheSun to Olympic Agenda 2020 campaign: 20 activities in 20 days to show how LA 2024 would contribute to the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, Olympic Agenda 2020.
LA 2024 Vice Chair and Director of Athlete Relations 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.”