Shooting Star™ drones made history for
the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony with the
Winter Olympics’ first-ever drone light show that also set a Guinness
World Records* title for the “most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne
simultaneously.” The world record flight was prerecorded for the event.
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The Intel drone light show team produces the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony drone light show, featuring Intel Shooting Star drones. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Kicking off the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, viewers from
around the globe were treated to a record-breaking light show during the
opening ceremony that surpassed Intel’s previous record of 500
drones flown simultaneously in Germany in 2016. Intel designed and
developed custom animations for the opening ceremony and nightly victory
ceremony performances, which include animations of different sports and
various Olympic-related logos including the formation of the iconic
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“The Olympics are a time when the sports and entertainment industries
are buzzing with record-setting performances, so it was the perfect
stage for Intel Shooting Star drones and our team to set their own kind
of record,” said Natalie Cheung, general manager of Intel’s drone light
“It’s been exciting for us to partner with Intel on the Winter Olympics,
as they continue to push the limits with their advanced drone light show
technologies,” said Sam Prosser, commercial director EMEA APAC Guinness
World Records. “From flying 100 drones simultaneously in 2015, to 500
drones in 2016, and now more than 1,000 drones – the sky is the limit
with entertaining through Intel drone light shows.”
Following the PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony, Intel ran a 30-second
ad spot featuring the power of Intel Shooting Star drones and their
unique entertainment possibilities.
As a member of “The Olympic Partner” (TOP) worldwide sponsorship
program, Intel is helping to transform the fan experience by creating
immersive opportunities for viewers to be a part of the Olympic Games.
The Intel Shooting Star drones are a type of unmanned aerial vehicle
(UAV) specifically designed for entertainment purposes, equipped with
LED lights that can create countless color combinations and easily be
programmed for any animation. The fleet of drones is controlled by one
“We are honored to have Intel drones playing several roles at the
Olympic Games,” said Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager,
Intel Drone Group. “Not unlike the athletes competing in the events, we
continue to push to innovate and develop the drone technologies that
inspire people all over the world.”
For full details on Intel Shooting Star drones, visit the drone
show fact sheet. For more information on Intel’s TOP worldwide
sponsorship, visit the company’s Olympic
Games news portal, which includes an interactive map of Intel’s
activities in PyeongChang. For all other details regarding the Olympic
Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, visit www.olympic.org.
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