The PyeongChang Winter Olympics opening ceremony featured a record-breaking light show. The South Korean 2018 Winter Olympic organisers teamed up with Intel to grab the title of ‘most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously’.

The show featured 1,218 drones creating various images in the sky above the winter Olympic ski slopes. Interestingly the footage of the 1,218 drones was in fact pre-recorded with a smaller number of 300 drones appearing live at the ceremony.

No less, the record-breaking drone show was just a glimpse into the myriad of new technologies being used at this year’s games.

Images by @Intel

To read more about the various technologies appearing at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, check out the Verge’s tech blog.  Winter Olympic Tech Blog