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Beijing Olympic 2008 Related Information and Links

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2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Closed

Photo taken on Aug. 24,  shows the fireworks of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games closing ceremony in the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, Beijing, capital of China. The building on the left is the National Aquatic Center, or the Water Cube. The closing ceremony began at 8 p.m. sharp on Sunday. (Xinhua Photo) Click for more about information about 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Facts and Figures about the Olympic "Bird's Nest"

olympic bird's nest

  • China National Stadium (The "Bird's Nest") - will host the main track and field competitions in Beijing, along with the opening and closing ceremonies.

  • The construction of  the "Bird's Nest": Between Dec. 2003 and April 2008

  • Capacity: 80,000 permanent and 11,000 temporary

  • Total Land Surface: 258,000 square meters

  • Opening Ceremony: August 8 (Friday), 2008

  • Closing Ceremony: August 24 (Sunday), 2008

Facts and Figures
  • 20 billion yuan has been spent on Olympics related preparation.
  • 3,000 state-run athletics academics;
  • 400,000 number of students enrolled in sport schools.

Source: Article entitled Inside China's Gold Medal Machine. TIME June 23, 2008

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