Air Force Practices Skywriting Olympic Rings Over Tokyo Ahead of Opening Ceremony

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s aerobatics team practiced drawing the famous Olympic rings in the sky above Tokyo on July 21, ahead of the opening ceremony on Friday.

According to local reports, the air force will draw the five Olympic rings in the sky with colored smoke when the Tokyo Olympics officially open. The airforce had also been practicing at their air base the prior week.

Footage filmed by Instagram user wchisatow from an observation platform in Tokyo shows the rings in the sky above the city skyline. Credit: wchisatow via Storyful

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