The Tokyo Olympics are formally underway after the opening ceremonies have been held in a largely empty stadium. However the restrictions which were put in place as a result of pandemic didn’t cease the ceremony from presenting a very spectacular aerial drone show.
The spectacular drone present happened in the direction of the top of the ceremony and made use of an enormous swarm of 1,824 drones which got here collectively to type a spectacular recreation of the Earth.
“A sight was by no means earlier than seen, a feat of know-how and wonder. A celestial physique hovering over Tokyo. In a second and a imaginative and prescient for the world,” NBC’s Savannah Guthrie narrated on the printed through the show, as reported by CBS.
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The present has been broadly praised on social media as notably spectacular.
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WOW – what a surprising drone present!
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Whereas some competitions have already been underway, the official opening ceremonies happened on Friday evening in Japan and included an array of performances from well-known singers together with Keith City and John Legend. The objective of the present was to indicate the world and its athletes a show of connection, unity, and hope. The drones flew as a backdrop to the tune Think about, which isn’t the primary time it has been carried out on the video games.
“This tune displays the values the Olympic Video games stand for. It’s a name for peace and brotherhood, for unity and solidarity,” IOC President Thomas Bach stated. “We will solely go quicker, we are able to solely intention increased, we are able to solely turn into stronger, if we stand collectively — in solidarity.”