Technological advances in many fields will be showcased. For instance, the opening and closing ceremonies in Rio, as well as some of the sports events, will use virtual reality (VR) technology, allowing those who possess VR headsets to feel there are in the stadium. Those without headsets will be able to enjoy the footage on 360 degree video publishing websites.
Intelligent textiles and wearables that help track performance in training have changed the way athletes prepare for these major events. Many of the technologies used for high-level sports performances may well become the next trend in consumer goods and equip amateurs throughout the world.
Sports events that attract large crowds represent a particularly sensitive challenge for organizers and require exceptional security measures, many of a technical nature. Both the Euro 2016 and the Olympic Games will be subjected to drastic security measures relying to a great extent on electronic alarms and security systems.