Winter Olympics 2018: 300 Drones Light up the Sky in Pyeongchang

A fleet of 300 drones made the Olympic emblem in the sky.

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The sky illuminated at the spectacular closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games that took place in Pyeongchang in South Korea on 25 February 2018. The 16-day-long event finally came to a close. The Olympics winter games saw participation from 2,930 athletes from across the world.

A fleet of 300 Intel Shooting Star drones took flight for another light show during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang on 25 February.

Intel’s Shooting Star drones created various colourful illustrations in the sky, including the Olympics mascot, Soohorang, the white tiger who comes running in above the stadium cheering on the athletes and creating a heart in the sky to show the love and appreciation for all the Olympic athletes and fans from around the world.


A fleet of drones made various shapes in the Pyeongchang sky. First, they made the Olympic emblem and then changed to the snow crystal.

The Games were punctuated by unexpected diplomacy between host nation South Korea and its estranged neighbours in the North, which resulted in their fielding a joint Olympic team – a diplomatic accomplishment that could signal an enduring thaw between the rivals.

During the ceremony, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach handed the Olympic flag to the Mayor of Beijing, Chen Jining, symbolising the Winter Games' journey over the next four years from Pyeongchang, South Korea, to the Chinese capital in 2022.

Beijing will be the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Games, having hosted the summer edition in 2008.


(With inputs from AP.)

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