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STS ASIA, Pyeongchang, South Korea – While we aren’t inclined into sports, especially Olympics that much, we all know that Olympics and its opening ceremonies are always a big and anticipated show. This year wasn’t an exception as well, as Intel joins the ceremony with its record-setting performance of 1,218 Shooting Star drones.The Intel Shooting Star drones are flying in sync to create huge light-up images of Olympic sports and of course, the iconic Olympic rings in the skies of Pyeongchang.

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But, the record-breaking 1,218-drone flight wasn’t live at the opening ceremony, just like the ones that flew at Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show — it was pre-recorded in advance — although a smaller group of 300 drones did make a live appearance at the ceremony.

300-drone shows will perform at the medal ceremony each night, too

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Intel will also be showing a 300-drone live performance each night at the medal ceremony as well, giving attendees plenty of chances to see the drones in person at the Olympic games.

According to Intel and the Guinness Book of World Records, the 1,218-drone flight has set a record for “most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously”.

It is more than Intel’s previous mark of 500 drones flying together in a performance in Germany in 2016, technically beating their own set record.