May 2021

FIA and IOC Announce the Olympic Virtual Series

FIA and IOC Announce the Olympic Virtual Series

The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), founding partner of the 'FIA Certified Gran Turismo Championships,' is collaborating with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the world's first-ever 'Olympic Virtual Series Motor Sport Event.' The announcement was made on April 26.

The Olympic Virtual Series is a cooperation between the IOC and five International Sports Federations and gaming publishers. The five official sports are baseball, cycling, rowing, sailing, and motor sport, the last of which will be contested on Gran Turismo Sport. Players from all around the world will be able to put their driving skills to the test and go for the gold.

The Olympic Virtual Series will begin on May 13 and go until June 23, 2021. The Global Online Qualification will be held in the form of a time trial event, with the top 16 competitors qualifying for a place at the World Final.

The World Final will be broadcast on June 23, Olympic Day that commemorates the birth of the modern Olympic Games back on the same day in 1894. The goal is to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic abilities. Be sure to catch all the action in this historic event!

The Olympic Virtual Series Motor Sport Event is filmed at dock10 studios.