Team U.S.A. track and field athlete Brenda Martinez visited the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Olympic Park during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, taking a tour of the studio and experiencing Samsung’s latest wireless communications products such as Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 edge and Gear VR immersive technologies. Martinez, who overcame a setback in the 800 meters last month at the U.S. track and field team trials by qualifying for Rio 2016 just days later in the 1,500 meters, greeted fans during her visit to the Galaxy Studio. Martinez concluded her Rio 2016 competition by reaching the 1,500-meter semifinals.
Following her competition this week in Rio, Martinez was able to experience the Samsung Galaxy Studio, which opened last week in Olympic Park. The Galaxy Studio was specifically designed to help fans embrace the excitement of the Olympic Games and celebrate the Olympic spirit, enabling them to create, capture and share their own experiences. Martinez was able to demo immersive technologies such as a new high-speed roller coaster experience using the Samsung Galaxy smartphone paired with Gear VR that simulates the exhilarating event.
“I would probably have to say that I’m most excited about my Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Limited Edition – it’s such a cool commemorative phone from Samsung,” Martinez said. “But the VR here in the Samsung Galaxy Studio is also out of this world. I might have to pick up kayaking after doing the virtual version of it. It seems like so much fun.”
Team U.S.A. track and field athlete Brenda Martinez takes a selfie with her Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Limited Edition at Samsung Galaxy Studio in Olympic Park on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Samsung presented 12,500 Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Limited Edition to athletes competing in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Inside the Social Galaxy room at the Samsung Galaxy Studio in Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Team U.S.A. track and field athlete Brenda Martinez is able to see her past Instagram moments come to life in full 360 on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.
Team U.S.A. track and field athlete Brenda Martinez shows her game face as she experiences the high-speed thrill of simulated Olympic 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.
Team U.S.A. track and field athlete Brenda Martinez sits in a 4D motion chair to experience the high-speed thrill of a roller coaster through a virtual reality film at the Samsung Galaxy Studio Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Tuesday, August 16 during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The film is displayed through the Samsung Galaxy smartphone and Gear VR.
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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.
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