National Olympics Indoor Stadium

Completed National Indoor Stadium awaits first competition
Glass curtain wall
The National Indoor Stadium is situated in Olympic Green’s Central Zone, and north of the “Water Cube”. The roof of the indoor stadium is shaped like an open fan, the lines full of motion and lightness, supported on four sides by a steel framework that is covered with sheets of glistening and transparent glass. The whole fanlike structure strongly reflects the essence of Chinese culture. (more…)

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August 7, 2008 at 1:58 pm 1 comment

National Aquatics Center in Beijing

Located on the western side of JINGGUANG Road of the Olympic Green, the National Aquatics Center, also known as the “Water Cube”, is a blue crystal palace, with the appearance of light-blue bubbles on the outside, perfectly displaying the beauty of water under various light conditions.

green architectural wonder
The nightscape of the ‘Water Cube’

The construction of the National Aquatics Center, or the “Water Cube,” topped off today. The “Water Cube” was built in accordance with a water-saving design concept to be a gigantic green architectural wonder. (more…)

August 7, 2008 at 1:54 pm 1 comment

Olympic Venue Distribution : Olympic city in Beijing

New Venues in Beijing

* 1 National Stadium (Bird nest Photos)
* 2 National Aquatics Center
* 3 National Indoor Stadium
* 4 Beijing Shooting Range Hall
* 5 Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium
* 6 Laoshan Velodrome
* 7 Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park
* 8 China Agricultural University Gymnasium
* 9 Peking University Gymnasium
* 10 Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium
* 11 Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium
* 26 Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Court

Existing Venues in Beijing

* 12 Olympic Sports Center Stadium
* 13 Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium
* 14 Beijing Workers’ Stadium
* 15 Beijing Workers’ Gymnasium
* 16 Capital Indoor Stadium
* 17 Fengtai Sports Center Softball Field
* 18 Yingdong Natatorium of National Olympic Sports Center
* 19 Laoshan Mountain Bike Course
* 20 Beijing Shooting Range CTF
* 21 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium
* 22 Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium

Temporary Venues in Beijing

* 23 Fencing Hall of National Convention Center
* 24 Beijing Olympic Green Hockey Stadium
* 25 Beijing Olympic Green Archery Field
* 27 Beijing Wukesong Sports Center Baseball Field
* 28 Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground
* 29 Laoshan Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX) Venue
* 30 Triathlon Venue
* 31 Road Cycling Course

Other Cities:

1. Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center

August 7, 2008 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center

Location: East China’s Shandong Province

Competition: Sailing

Category: New competition venue

Qingdao

Qingdao is located on the southern coastline of the Shandong Peninsula, in east China’s Shandong Province. Dubbed “Eastern Switzerland”, Qingdao is one of China’s most important port cities. With an area of 10,654 km2, it has a population of 7.31 million by the end of 2004. (more…)

August 7, 2008 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Gymnastics : Height and landing are key in the vault competition

In this event, the gymnast runs in a controlled 25-metre sprint toward the vault, using a springboard to boost himself into the air. Some gymnasts do a round-off (which is similar to a cartwheel) onto the springboard and a back handspring onto the vault itself. The gymnast then pushes off the vault with his hands and does several twists and flips in the air before landing on the other side. (more…)

July 18, 2008 at 10:54 am Leave a comment

Sparkling ‘Bird’s Nest’ : China olympic stadium

July 18, 2008 at 10:20 am 1 comment

Final Great Britain rowers named after trial

Tom Solesbury and Robin Bourne-Taylor have been named in Great Britain’s Olympic men’s pair after pipping Athens Olympian Toby Garbett in a late trial.

Garbett last week won an appeal against being dropped from the squad but could not come through in an eleventh-hour selection race in Austria.

Alex Gregory and Tom Parker have been named as reserves, ahead of Garbett, with Alice Freeman the women’s reserve. (more…)

July 18, 2008 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

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