Rio Olympics 2016: BBC Sport to screen 360-degree video

Rio 360 coverage
The 360-degree coverage will provide a 'closer-than-ringside' view for boxing events
Olympic Games on the BBC
Hosts: Rio de Janeiro Dates: 5-21 August Rio time: BST -4
Coverage: Watch on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, Red Button and up to 24 HD video streams on mobile, desktop, connected TVs and app, plus follow on Radio 5 live and via live text commentary.

Viewers will be able to get into the midst of the Olympic action at Rio 2016 with BBC Sport screening immersive 360-degree video live from the Games.

Friday's opening ceremony will be the first chance to experience the service, with action from the athletics, boxing, basketball and other events to follow.

The 360-degree coverage can be viewed via a headset and the BBC Sport 360 app or on the BBC Taster website.

Some of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow was shown in 360 video.

The technology has also provided new perspectives on television shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and The Voice.

The full list of BBC Sport 360's coverage

Friday, 5 August: 0000-0330 - Opening Ceremony

Saturday, 6 August: 1400-1750, 1930-2020, 0100-0450 - Beach Volleyball

Sunday, 7 August: 1400-1750, 1930-2020, 0100-0450 - Beach Volleyball

Monday, 8 August: 1500-1800, 2100-0000 - Boxing

Tuesday, 9 August: 1500-1715, 2100-2315 - Boxing

Wednesday, 10 August: 2000-2245 - Artistic Gymnastics

Thursday, 11 August: 2000-2210 - Artistic Gymnastics

Friday, 12 August: 1300-1930, 2100-2350 - Fencing

Saturday, 13 August: 1330-1650 & 0000-0315 - Athletics

Sunday, 14 August: 0020-0230 - Athletics

Monday, 15 August: 1330-1610 & 0015-0250 - Athletics

Tuesday, 16 August: 1330-1640 & 0015-0250 - Athletics

Wednesday, 17 August: 0200-0505 - Beach Volleyball

Thursday, 18 August: 0200-0505 - Beach Volleyball

Friday, 19 August: 1930-2130 & 2300-0100 - Basketball (Men's semi-finals)

Saturday, 20 August: 1500-1650 & 1930-2200 - Diving

Sunday, 21 August: 1530-1730 & 1945-2205 - Basketball (Men's final)

Sunday, 21 August: 0000-0330 - Closing Ceremony

All times BST. Events starting after midnight in the United Kingdom are listed against the day the event takes place in Brazil.

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