Germany expected to top medals table at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Verizon launches special roaming offer for Winter Olympics fans

NBC is going for the gold this year and offering up an extensive live stream of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, in virtual reality for USA pay-TV subscribers. This is the first time any of the Winter Olympics will be available in live VR. Unfortunately, that means a new paid subscription will be required for those who don't already have one, but that may turn out to be worth it.

For PyeongChang, the opening and closing ceremonies will be streamed in VR, as will alpine skiing, snowboarding, curling, skeleton, figure skating, ice hockey and ski jumping, among other sports.

By making the content available in VR, NBC looks to appeal to a wider audience and buck the trend of declining Olympics viewership.

A great example of the type of data-intensive, immersive experiences Intel is uniquely able to make possible, Intel True VR will bring fans around the world closer to the action in PyeongChang in an interactive, virtual reality environment. Verizon has announced that it's waiving global roaming fees for customers who are going to attend the Winter Olympics. Making events available live will only help the usage.

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Due To Injury, Paige's WWE In-Ring Career Is Over
The match was stopped and a stretcher was brought out, though she eventually was able to walk out on her own power. Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis) will no longer be allowed to wrestle for WWE due to a neck injury.

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The ministry could not be reached for comment but the US Embassy in Islamabad confirmed on Tuesday that a meeting had taken place. Minutes after lashing out at Pakistan, Trump turned to Iran , saying that the Islamic Republic " is failing at every level ".

"The target of a best ever Olympic Winter Games is indicative of just how far the athletes and their national governing bodies have progressed over the past four years", said Team GB Chef de Mission Mike Hay.

Also, following the decision of the International Olympic Committee, after the disqualification of Russian skiers, the bronze medal in the ski races at the 2014 Sochi Olympics will go to the Belarusian cross country skier Sergei Dolidovich.

The 2018 Winter Olympics starts February 9, and Nike has unveiled what Team USA will be wearing.

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