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Laoshan Olympics Velodrome

The three-story building is 33.8m tall, capable of seating 6,000, including 3,000 temporary seats. It is capped with a dish-shaped dome where more than 200 lights are installed. A 250m-long all-weather wooden cycle track lies on the floor, surrounded by rows of blue spectator chairs. (more…)


August 7, 2008 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

Olympic BMX teams have trained at World Cycling Center

Most of the nations that have qualified for the BMX discipline at the Beijing Olympic Games have trained on the BMX track at the World Cycling Centre (WCC) in Aigle, Switzerland.

Last week, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced the nations qualified for the BMX, which will make its Olympic d├ębut in Beijing. (more…)

July 18, 2008 at 9:42 am Leave a comment

Mark Cavendish about olympics

Mark Cavendish believes fatigue from competing in the Tour de France will not affect his Olympics preparations.

The 23-year-old became the first Briton since Barry Hoban in 1973 to win two stages of the Tour and hopes to complete the gruelling three-week race.

“Whether I get to Paris we will see but I’ve got no plans to stop just yet,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“I’ll try for as long as possible. My Olympic event isn’t until 19 August – three and a half weeks after the Tour.”

Cavendish will team up with Bradley Wiggins in the madison in Beijing having won gold at this year’s world championships in Manchester.

The Isle of Man rider has followed up his track success by winning the fifth and eighth stages of the Tour, helping Team Columbia to a share of second in the team standings in the process.


July 18, 2008 at 9:39 am Leave a comment

Olympic City In Beijing >>

Map, photos and description