8/18/16

NBA Legend and Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Gary Payton Visits the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Olympic Park to Surprise Fans and Experience Samsung's Technologies

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Worldwide Olympic Partner in the wireless communications equipment category, welcomed former USA Basketball Men’s National Team member, two-time Olympic gold medalist and National Basketball Association (NBA) Legend Gary Payton to the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Olympic Park during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to surprise fans and test out Samsung’s latest mobile technologies. During his visit, Payton took part in a tour of the Samsung Galaxy Studio, which included a Samsung 4D VR experience that simulated a roller coaster ride; a stop by the social Galaxy room where he saw past Instagram moments come to life in full 360, and interactive Galaxy product demos.
 
Payton is a two-time Olympic Games gold medalist as a member of the 1996 and 2000 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Teams. The decorated Olympian is also an NBA Hall-of-Famer, NBA Champion, and nine-time NBA All-Star. Samsung is also an official partner of the NBA and USA Basketball.
 
“The technology here at the Samsung Galaxy Studio is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before,” said Payton. “It’s cool to see how much Samsung mobile phones and technology in general have evolved since I played in the Olympic Games back in ’96 and 2000. Samsung is really giving fans new and unique ways to experience the Olympic Games. Anyone here in Rio should check it out!”
 
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and NBA Legend Gary Payton Visits the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Olympic Park to Surprise Fans and Experience Samsung’s Technologies
Inside the Social Galaxy Room, two-time Olympic gold medalist and NBA Legend Gary Payton sees past Instagram moments come to life in full 360 at the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Olympic Park on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
 
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and NBA Legend Gary Payton Visits the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Olympic Park to Surprise Fans and Experience Samsung’s Technologies
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and NBA Legend Gary Payton shows his game face as he experiences the exhilaration of simulated Olympic Games kayaking through 4D motion virtual reality at the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Olympic Park on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The film is displayed through the Samsung Galaxy smartphone and compatible gear.
 
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and NBA Legend Gary Payton Visits the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Olympic Park to Surprise Fans and Experience Samsung’s Technologies
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and NBA Legend Gary Payton experiences the high-speed thrill of a roller coaster ride through 4D motion virtual reality at the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Olympic Park on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The film is displayed through the Samsung Galaxy smartphone and compatible gear.
 
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and NBA Legend Gary Payton Visits the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Olympic Park to Surprise Fans and Experience Samsung’s Technologies
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and NBA Legend Gary Payton, center, surprises fans and signs autographs in the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Olympic Park on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
 
For more information about Samsung’s involvement in the Olympic Games, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com/Olympics/
 
About Samsung’s Involvement in the Olympic Games
Samsung began its Olympic Games involvement as a local sponsor of the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. Beginning with the Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games, the company extended its commitment to the Olympic Movement as the Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category, providing its proprietary wireless communications platform, called Wireless Olympic Works (WOW), and mobile devices. These innovative mobile phone technologies provide the Olympic Family with real-time, user location-based information service, interactive communications, and Samsung Pay. Samsung hosts various Olympic campaigns to share the excitement of the Olympic Games with people around the world and enable everyone to participate in the Games through its innovative mobile technology. Samsung’s commitment as a Worldwide Olympic Partner continues through to Rio 2016, PyeongChang 2018, and Tokyo 2020.
 
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, opening new possibilities for people everywhere through relentless innovation and discovery. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at news.samsung.com.

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