In an age dominated by technology, Olympic officials seem eager to show that the 2012 Games will remain on the cutting edge. Ten months from their official start, the London Games already represent a number of Olympic firsts.
Last month, officials unveiled a state-of-the-art website that will allow fans to create personalized online Olympic itineraries.
Another technological first was revealed today with the announcement that the 2012 Summer Olympics will be broadcast live in a 3D format for the first time. Those not lucky enough to board flights to London next year will still be able to experience the Games like never before.
In a partnership with electronic company Panasonic, Olympic officials will distribute more than 10 hours of 3D Games footage across the globe each day. In addition, both the opening and closing ceremonies will be available for 3D viewing.
During a press conference announcing the partnership, a Panasonic spokesman said that the Olympic Games represent the perfect opportunity to show off the enhanced experience of 3D technology. He predicted that this experiemnt will forever change the way we watch the Olympics in our living rooms.