Gran Turismo will be featured in an Olympic competition this year

A screenshot from Gran Turismo 7. | Image: Sony

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced a new series of virtual sporting events that will take place ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, called the Olympic Virtual Series. No, this doesn’t mean that League of Legends just became an Olympic sport — what’s happening is that the IOC is partnering with five international sports federations to host virtual competitions in games featuring their sports.

The Olympic Virtual Series will kick off on May 13th and will run through June 23rd. Here’s the lineup of federations and what games they’ll be hosting events for, as we know it so far:

  • Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile will host a Gran Turismo competition
  • Union Cycliste Internationale will host a competition for Zwift, which…

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Author: Jay Peters