Back in April, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that they had partnered with five International Sports Federations (IFs) and game publishers to organize the first-ever licensed Olympic Virtual Series (OVS), physical and non-physical virtual sports.
To do so, the IOC has appointed specialists in virtual sports, DreamHack Sports Games, for the marketing and production of the Olympic Virtual Series. Besides Baseball, Cycling, Rowing, and Sailing, also Sim Racing is part of the series, with Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo Sport as the racing game of choice.
The Olympic Virtual Series will start on 13th of May, until 23rd of June 2021. The Global Online Qualification will be held in the form of a time trial event, with the top 16 competitors qualifying for a place at the World Final.
The World Final will be broadcast on the 23rd of June, Olympic Day that commemorates the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894. The goal is to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender, or athletic abilities. Be sure not to miss out on all the activities held in the true spirit of motorsport.
Official Webpages – www.olympic.org – www.gran-turismo.com