The Olympic Virtual Series

The new Series, which will start on 13 May, culminating on 23 June, 2021, aims to mobilise virtual sport, esports, and gaming enthusiasts all around the world. 

By Sanjeev Palar

All five Olympic Virtual Series events will differ in form and concept and will operate via the sport’s respective publisher platform, and fans will have the opportunity to engage and follow the events on the Olympic Channel.

Baseball Event

Make home run history.

Cycling Event

A unique cycling experience in the virtual world.

Rowing Event

Join the race from Rio to Tokyo

Sailing Event

Get ready for your next regatta

Motor sport Event

Test your racing skills with the Olympic Virtual Series.

Connecting virtual and traditional sports

The Olympic Virtual Series is running from 13 May to 23 June 2021, and creates a stage to connect the physical sporting world with the virtual and simulation sports gaming community, providing an opportunity to engage with the Olympic Movement.

The Olympic Virtual Series events are aimed at maximising online participation and prioritizing inclusivity to mobilize gamers, esports, and virtual sport enthusiasts around the world.

To spark excitement ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the mass participation series invites people from around the world to compete from home or at their training facilities.

“The Olympic Virtual Series is a new, unique Olympic digital experience that aims to grow direct engagement with new audiences in the field of virtual sports. Its conception is in line with Olympic Agenda 2020+5 and the IOC’s digital strategy. It encourages sports participation and promotes the Olympic values with a special focus on youth," says IOC President Thomas Bach.


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