The opening ceremony of any Olympics provides pageantry at a global scale, a celebration that, at its best, can create moments every bit as indelible as the games themselves. In Pyeongchang, the curtain-raiser also includes a site never seen before: a record-setting 1,218 drones joined in a mechanical murmuration.
Over the course of the next two weeks, there will be dizzying stunts, high-flying acrobatics, and record-breaking heights attained -- oh, and the Olympic athletes will compete, too. The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang opened in seriously impressive fashion, with more than 1,200 Intel Shooting Star drones serving as the stars of the show. The 1,218 drones set a new Guinness World Record for the most drones flown simultaneously, and Intel notes that its advanced drone technology will be making appearances and "enhance the Olympic Games through 2024."
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. The Tokyo Olympics' opening ceremonies did not skimp out on the pageantry, even as the parade of nations was a bit more socially distant than usual and there were no actual fans in the stands. As the Games celebrated unity around the globe, more than 1,800 drones took to the Tokyo skies and formed the rotating Earth above Olympic Stadium. The maneuvers awed fans on social media.