The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will partner with five international sports federations and game publishers to produce the Olympic Virtual Series (OVS), the first Olympic-licensed event for physical and non-physical digital sports. The OVS, which is scheduled to be held from May 13 to June 23, will include international sports federations and game publishers in baseball, cycling, rowing, sailing and motor sports. All five OVS events will operate via the sport’s respective publisher platform and will differ in form and concept. The new series is meant to encourage the development of physical and non-physical virtual forms of sports, with a focus on regulating fair competition and respecting the values of sport also in these digital forms, while reaching out to new audiences, in line with the recommendations of the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020+5. The following international federations and gaming publishers will be part of the OVS: World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) – eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020, Konami Digital Entertainment; Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) – Zwift; World Rowing – Open format; World Sailing – Virtual Regatta, Virtual Regatta Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) – Gran Turismo, Polyphony Digital. Fans will have an opportunity to engage and follow the OVS events on the Olympic Channel. Additional information on how to participate and the prizes being granted for select events will be announced soon, the IOC said. DreamHack Sports Games, a specialist in virtual sports, has been appointed by the IOC for the marketing and production of the OVS.