Winter Olympics 2018 drone show was “secretly pre-recorded”

winter olympics 2018The Winter Olympics 2018, taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, kicked off with a pre-recorded dramatic spectacle of 1,218 drones forming the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony.

According to a report in BBC, organisers said because of the “possible freezing weather and strong winds” that part of the event had been “secretly pre-recorded”.

The International Olympic Committee spokesperson said, “Due to impromptu logistical changes it (drone deployment) did not proceed.”

The feat was a Guinness World Record for drones used in a performance, reported BBC.

Organisers said “advanced technology was used to form the Olympic Rings, representing humanity’s passion and harmony through sport”.

In 2008, a fireworks display used during the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing was apparently faked, said BBC.

Beijing’s organising committee (Bocog) said that they used pre-recorded footage for the event.


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