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International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons Experiences Samsung Paralympic Showcase @ Gangneung During the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

March 14, 2018

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IPC President Andrew Parsons visited the Samsung Paralympic Showcase @ Gangneung during the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games to take part in the immersive technology experiences offered by Samsung. President Parsons took a tour of the Showcase where he explored Samsung’s latest wireless communications products along with members of the IPC marketing team.

The Samsung Paralympic Showcase was revamped and renamed to help all fans embrace the excitement of the Paralympic Winter Games, enabling them to create, capture and share their experiences while celebrating the Paralympic Spirit. In addition to being exposed to Samsung’s latest technological advancements, visitors are able to feel the exhilaration and thrills in various adventures through Samsung Gear VR powered by Galaxy Note8, including Snowboarding, Mission to Space and others.

Exclusively for the Paralympic Winter Games, visitors can experience how the vision-enhancing Relúmĭno application works in conjunction with Samsung Gear VR powered by Galaxy Note8 to help those with low vision see the world more clearly. Wheelchair accessible ramps and lifts will ensure all athletes and fans are able to participate in a variety of interactive experiences.

“Samsung has been a longstanding supporter of the Paralympic Movement, bringing innovations and technology advancements that promote accessibility for athletes, fans and officials,” said IPC President Andrew Parsons. “There is not a doubt that Samsung will continue to bring exciting, meaningful and inclusive experiences for all during PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.”

Paralympic, PyeongChang2018International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons visits the Samsung Paralympic Showcase in Gangneung along with members of IPC marketing team on Tuesday, March 13 during the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Paralympic, PyeongChang2018International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons visits the Samsung Paralympic Showcase in Gangneung along with members of IPC marketing team during the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

Paralympic, PyeongChang2018International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons visits the Samsung Paralympic Showcase in Gangneung accompanied by members of IPC marketing team and IOC/TMS during the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

About Samsung’s Involvement in the Paralympic Games
Samsung is a Worldwide Partner of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in the Wireless Communications Equipment and Computing Equipment category. Starting from Paralympic Winter Games Torino 2006, Samsung has supported 6 consecutive Paralympic Games, and is proud to be an official worldwide partner of PyeongChang 2018. Samsung hosts various Paralympic Games campaigns that aim to enable athletes and fans around the world to participate in Paralympic Movement and to spread the excitement and inspiration of the Games through its wireless communication technologies. Samsung's commitment as a Worldwide Partner continues through PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020.

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