Russia’s Channel One announced on social media that they will be installing screens at venues during upcoming figure skating competitions and fans can virtually support their favorite athletes.
Per the television channel’s post, anybody can become a virtual fan, regardless of location – city or country. It is only necessary to upload a video or photo with the hashtag #хочунакубок.
The screens will be implemented at upcoming competitions that will be held without fans in attendance, starting with the third stage of the Cup of Russia series in Sochi. Among the current expected participants for that event are Anna Shcherbakova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Sofia Samodurova, Dmitri Aliev, and Mikhail Kolyada.
Post by Channel One on Instagram; translated to English: