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Head to Rio de Janeiro With Google VR for the Olympics

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | August 05, 2016

Head to Rio de Janeiro With Google VR for the Olympics

Photo courtesy David Cogswell.

Armchair travel alert: Are you ready for the Rio Olympics? Google is, and it is bringing the experience to life via your web browser through virtual reality experiences and more. 

According to Travel + Leisure, Google users will be able to quickly see the official Olympic schedule of events. The search engine will also display medal counts and athlete information on the first page of searches. And Google will broadcast live, 360-degree coverage of the events.

And, for fans who didn’t make the trip to Rio, the city will come to life via VR tours of the city. There are motorcycle rides, cable cars rides and even a tour of the controversial favelas. 

READ MORE: The Road to Rio: Our 2016 Olympic Coverage So Far  

Culture is also highlighted within the tours through partnerships that Google developed with some of the city’s most famed institutions. 

Learn more about these interactive experiences here

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