Watch 1218 drones form the Olympic rings during Opening Ceremony


The broke the Guinness World Record for number of drones flown at the same time, the spokeswoman said. "More than 1,200 drones", the Santa Clara, California-based company tweeted.

In addition to the drone show for the opening ceremony, Intel designed and developed custom animations keyed to different sports for the Olympics' nightly victory ceremonies.

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games is being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea from February 9 to 25.

The light show used Intel's Shooting Star drones, which were also featured in Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show previous year, and at Intel's CES keynote back in January.

Last-minute "impromptu logistical changes" kept Intel from performing its 1,200 drone light show during the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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The drones are lightweight and are the only ones of their kind, built specifically for outdoor light shows, according to Intel.

Unfortunately, the spectacle was pre-recorded, but do not worry, Intel will also be showing a 300 drone live performance during each of the medal ceremonies. The fleet of drones is controlled by one pilot. Each one of the drones weighed approximately eight ounces and averaged a 20-minute flight time.

"It's something that we wanted to integrate that experience into the Olympics on a daily occasion, because not everyone is going to be at the opening ceremony, and we want to give everyone in Korea a chance to see these shows", said Natalie Cheung, the general manager for Intel's drone light shows.

As impressive as the drone performance might be, Intel isn't done. Then, each of the drones gets assigned to be an "aerial pixel" of the image, creating the image in the night sky. The performance also surpassed the 300-drone salute that was pre-recorded with Lady Gaga for Super Bowl LI past year.