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The Olympic Venues in Beijing 2008

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2008 Beijing Olympic Venues

National Stadium.

Beijing, China's capital, is the host city of the the 29th Olympic Games. The dates for the Beijing Olympics are August 8-24 August, 2008.

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games promise to be one of the best ever, with amazing venues having been constructed and the most populous country on earth eagerly awaiting the athletes and officials.

The 2008 Beijing Olympics will have 28 sports, of which 26 will be held in Beijing. Beijing has 31 Olympic venues, 11 new ones, 11 reconstructed venues and nine temporary ones.

The National Stadium, known as the "Bird's Nest", is the centerpiece of the Beijing Olympics and the 90,000 capacity venue will host the Olympic track and field events and the opening and closing ceremonies.

National Stadium.

The National Aquatics Center, aka the "Water Cube" is situated near the National Stadium in the north of Beijing and will host the Olympic swimming and diving competitions.

Water Cube, Beijing, China.

The Beijing Olympic Green Archery Field has a 'V' shaped archery range with its high spectator stands. Four gold medals will be contested here in the course of the Olympic Games.

Beijing Olympic Green Archery Field.

The Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Court resembles a lotus flower from a distance and the 17,400 capacity venue will stage the popular Olympic tennis events with all the major stars competing.

Olympic Green Tennis Court.

Beijing Olympic Green Hockey Stadium is northwest of the National Convention Center. This 17,000 seat venue will host the hockey for the Olympic Games and football for the Paralympics Games.

Olympic Green Hockey Stadium.

Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium has a seating capacity of over 7,000 and will stage the Olympic Judo and Taekwondo competitions during the Beijing Games.

Beijing Science & Technology University Gymnasium.

Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, located in south eastern Beijing, will host the Olympic badminton and rhythmic gymnastics events at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium.

Capital Indoor Stadium will stage the men's and women's Olympic volleyball events and has a capacity of 18,000. The Capital Indoor Stadium venue has been refurbished for the Games.

Capital Indoor Stadium.

Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground will stage the popular beach volleyball event and will be redeveloped as a public bathing beach for use by Beijingers after the Olympic Games conclude.

Olympic Beach Volleyball Ground.

China Agricultural University Gymnasium has 6,000 fixed seats with an additional 2,000 temporary seats. The very popular Olympic wrestling tournament will be staged here.

China Agricultural University Gymnasium.

The Fencing Hall in the National Convention Center will host the Olympic fencing preliminaries and finals, and the Modern Pentathlon (fencing and shooting) during the Beijing Games.


Fengtai Softball Field, in the Fengtai district of south west Beijing, has a capacity of 13,000 spectators and has been completely renovated for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Fengtai Softball Field.

The Laoshan Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX) Venue is designed according to the sport's governing guidelines providing unique challenges for the riders competing for Olympic Gold in ideal conditions.

Laoshan Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX) Venue.

Laoshan Velodrome is a new eco-friendly Olympic venue for the cycling events at the 2008 Olympic Games. The venue covers 33,320 square meters with a three-story building holding 6000 seats, including 3000 temporary seats.

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The Beijing National Indoor Stadium is located in the Olympic Green. The National Indoor Stadium will host the Olympic Artistic Gymnastics, Trampolining, and Handball events.

National Indoor Stadium.

Peking University Gymnasium is located on the Peking University campus and is the venue for the Olympic table tennis competition. The Peking University gymnasium can seat 7,557 spectators.

Peking University Gymnasium.

The Shooting Range Hall is an eco-friendly three storey venue that will host the 10-meter, 25-meter, and 50-meter range shooting events of the 2008 Olympic Games and the shooting event of the Paralympic Games.

Beijing Shooting Range Hall.

Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park has a water surface area covering 635,000 square meters, with 580,000 square meters of green space which makes it a very pleasant venue.

Shunyi Olympic Rowing & Canoeing Park.

The Triathlon venue located at the Ming Tombs Reservoir, is described as the most environmental-friendly triathlon venue in the world, the venue facilities which will be removed after the Olympic Games.

Olympic Triathlon venue.

The Workers Indoor Arena is situated in the Sanlitun entertainment and shopping district, the venue was completely renovated for the 2008 Olympics with the installation of barrier-free facilities for wheel-chair access.

Workers Indoor Arena.

The Workers Stadium is a 70,000 capacity stadium constructed in 1959 as one of the "Ten Great Buildings" constructed for the 10th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China (PRC).

Workers Stadium.

Wukesong Indoor Stadium near Wukesong subway station has a capacity of 18,000 spectators and the refurbished high-tech venue will stage the Olympic Basketball tournament.

Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing.

Wukesong Sports Center Baseball Field consists of two competition pitches and one training pitch. The 15,000 capacity stadium will stage the Olympic Baseball competition.

Wukesong Sports Center.

Ying Tung Natatorium is a 4,852 capacity venue which will host the Olympic Water Polo competition and the swimming disciplines of the Modern Pentathlon events.

Ying Tung Natatorium, Beijing.