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Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Venues


  2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Venues  
VenueSportsCapacity
Beijing National Aquatic CenterSwimming, Diving and Synchronized Swimming17000
Beijing National Indoor StadiumGymnastics (artistic, trampoline), Handball (final)19000
Beijing National StadiumAthletics, Football (final)91000
Olympic Green Tennis CenterTennis17400
Olympic Green Archery FieldArchery5000
Olympic Green Convention CenterFencing, Modern Pentathlon (fencing, shooting)5695
Olympic Green Hockey FieldField hockey17000
Beijing Science and Technology University GymnasiumJudo, Taekwondo8024
Beijing University of Technology GymnasiumBadminton, Gymnastics (rhythmic)7500
China Agricultural University GymnasiumWrestling8000
Peking University GymnasiumTable tennis8000
Beihang University GymnasiumWeightlifting5400
Beijing Institute of Technology GymnasiumVolleyball5000
Beach Volleyball GroundVolleyball (beach)12000
BMX FieldCycling (BMX)4000
Olympic Green Archery FieldArchery5000
Olympic Green Convention CenterFencing, Modern Pentathlon (fencing, shooting)5695
Olympic Green Hockey FieldField hockey17000
Triathlon VenueTriathlon10000
Urban Road Cycling CourseCycling (road race) 
Wukesong Baseball FieldBaseball18000
Beijing National Aquatic CenterSwimming, Diving and Synchronized Swimming17000
Beijing National Indoor StadiumGymnastics (artistic, trampoline), Handball (final)19000
Beijing National StadiumAthletics, Football (final)91000
Beijing Science and Technology University GymnasiumJudo, Taekwondo8024
Beijing Shooting Range HallShooting (pistol, rifle)9000
Beijing University of Technology GymnasiumBadminton, Gymnastics (rhythmic)7500
China Agricultural University GymnasiumWrestling8000
Laoshan VelodromeCycling (track)6000
Olympic Green Tennis CenterTennis17400
Peking University GymnasiumTable tennis8000
Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing ParkRowing, Canoeing, and Swimming (marathon)37000
Wukesong Indoor StadiumBasketball18000
Beihang University GymnasiumWeightlifting5400
Beijing Institute of Technology GymnasiumVolleyball5000
Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target FieldShooting (shotgun)5000
Capital Indoor StadiumVolleyball (final)18000
Fengtai Softball FieldSoftball13000
Laoshan Mountain Bike CourseCycling (Mountain Bike)2000
Olympic Sports CentreFootball, Modern Pentathlon (riding, running)36228
Olympic Sports Center GymnasiumHandball7000
Workers Indoor ArenaBoxing13000
Workers StadiumFootball70161
Ying Tung NatatoriumWater Polo, Modern Pentathlon (swimming)4852
Hong Kong Equestrian Venues-Hong KongEquestrian 
Qingdao International Sailing Center-QingdaoSailing 
Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium-QinhuangdaoFootball 
Shanghai Stadium-ShanghaiFootball 
Shenyang Olympic Sports Center Stadium-ShenyangFootball 
Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium-TianjinFootball


A total of 37 venues including 31 in Beijing and 6 outside were selected for the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. From a host of Olympic Stadiums in Beijing, the main stadium was the Beijing National Stadium or the Bird's Nest, where almost 50% of the events were held.

The opening and the closing ceremonies took place there. Besides, it hosted the events of football and athletics. This stadium staged many cultural and entertainment activities. Olympic Green is situated in the northern end of the city of Beijing.

It has a unique design and synergistic appearance. The structure of the stadium is built with 36 kilometer of unwrapped steel. The huge steel beams mutually support each other and converge into a grid-like formation. The formation looks like a bird's nest with the interwoven twigs. For this reason, It is also known as the ‘Bird's Nest'. The stadium, in every sense, is the historical landmark for the Summer Games of 2008. It meets all the functional and technical requirements of an Olympic National Stadium.The stadium is located at the center of the Olympic Green in Beijing in the Chaoyang district.

The Beijing Workers' Stadium is a multi-use stadium. The stadium hosted the football quarter-finals and semi-finals during the 2008 Summer Games .It is located at Gongti Lu or Gongti Road in the Chaoyang District in Beijing .It was built in 1959 and was the main venue for the 1990 Asian Games . The stadium is also the home stadium for the Beijing Hyundai soccer team .

The Beijing Workers' Indoor Arena is an indoor arena in Beijing, China . It hosted the boxing events during the 2008 Summer Games . It is located at Gongti Lu or Gongti Road in the Chaoyang District in Beijing .

Beijing Institute of Technology Museum is the venue for volleyball matches of 2008 Summer Games. Some of the matches of men's and women's volleyball events were played in this well equipped gymnasium in Haidian District, Beijing.

The Ying Tung Natatorium is a swimming venue in Beijing, China . It hosted the water polo and swimming discipline of the modern pentathlon during the 2008 Summer Games .It is located at Olympic Sports Centre or Olympic Green in the Chaoyang District in Beijing . It has an area of 44,635 square meters .

The Wukesong Indoor Stadium is an indoor arena in the Wukesong Sports Centre. It hosted the basketball event in the Summer Games. It is located in the western urban area of Beijing.

The Wukesong Baseball Field is a baseball stadium in Beijing . During the Games, baseball events were hosted in this field. It is located at the Wukesong Culture and Sports Centre in the Fengtai District in Beijing.

The basketball center, known as Beijing Summer Games Basketball Gymnasium Center, hosted matches in the men’s and women’s category.The baseball and softball and basketball events were held here.

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Gymnasium is the venue for the weight lifting events for the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. The modern indoor stadium is also situated within the sprawling campus of the university.

The 2008 Summer Olympics' Triathlon Venue is situated on the Ming Tomb Reservoir. High quality steel has been used to build the dam platform of the venue.

The Olympic Sports Centre Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Beijing . During the Summer Games , football matches and modern pentathlon events were held in the stadium.It is located at southern part of the Olympic Sports Centre in the Chaoyang District in Beijing .

The Peking University Gymnasium is an indoor arena located on the southeastern part of Peking University in Beijing . The gymnasium hosted the table tennis events during the Olympics . The events included singles and doubles in men's category and singles and doubles in women's category .

The Qingdao International Sailing Centre is a sailing marina in east China . The marina hosted sailing events in the 2008 Beijing Summer Games .It is located in the city of Qingdao at Shandong Province in east China .

The Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Centre Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Qinhuangdao , China . The stadium hosted football preliminaries in the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. It is located inside the Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Centre in the Hebei Province of north China .

The Shanghai Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Shanghai , China . The stadium hosted football preliminaries in the 2008 Beijing Summer Games.

The Wulihe Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Shenyang, China . The stadium hosted football preliminaries in the 2008 Beijing Summer Games.The Wulihe Stadium was built in 1989 .

The Shunyi Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Park hosted the rowing, canoeing, and kayaking events during the 2008 Summer Games to be held in Beijing .It is located at Mapo Village in Shunyi District in Beijing .

The Olympic Green Tennis Centre is a tennis centre located in the Olympic Green in the Chaoyang District in Beijing . During the Summer Games , the preliminaries and finals of men's and women's categories in tennis were held here. The Paralympics wheelchair tennis competitions were hosted in this venue.

The Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium is a stadium in Tianjin , China . The stadium hosted football preliminaries in the 2008 Beijing Summer Games.

The Archery Field is located at the Olympic Green in the Chaoyang District in Beijing. The field hosted the archery events during the Games .

The Chaoyong Park Beach Volleyball Ground is a volleyball ground in Beijing .The Beach Volleyball Ground is located in the Chaoyang Park in the Chaoyang District in Beijing.

The Beihang University Gymnasium is an indoor arena in Beijing . The arena hosted the weightlifting events in the twenty-ninth Summer Games in 2008.

The Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium is a gymnasium in Beijing . The gymnasium hosted the volleyball events in the twenty-ninth Summer Games. It is located at the Beijing Institute of Technology in the Haidian District in Beijing .

The Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium is an indoor arena situated in the campus of the University of Science and Technology Beijing . Tthe judo and taekwondo events were held in this Gymnasium .

The Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target Field is a shooting range in Beijing . It hosted shooting events during the 2008 Summer Olympics . The shooting events include men's and women's skeet shooting and trap shooting. It is located at Xiangshan Nan Road in the Haidian District in Beijing .

The Beijing Shooting Range Hall is a shooting hall in Beijing. It hosted the qualifying rounds and finals of eleven shooting events at the twenty-ninth Summer Games . The shooting events held in this hall include 10 meter, 25 meter and 50 meter events . The entire shooting sports events for the 2008 Summer Paralympics were also held here.It is located at the Shijingshan District in the western part of Beijing.

The Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium is an indoor arena in the campus of Beijing University of Technology in Beijing . During the Summer Games , badminton and rhythmic Gymnastics events were held here.

The BMX Field is a BMX cycling track in Beijing . BMX cycling competitions were held in this field. It is located in Laoshan in the Shijingshan District in the western part of Beijing.

The Capital Indoor Stadium is an indoor arena in Beijing . The stadium hosted volleyball events during the Olympics . The Capital Indoor Stadium is located at Baishi Bridge in Haidian District in Beijing . The Capital Indoor stadium was built in 1968 .

The China Agricultural University Gymnasium is an indoor arena in Beijing . The wrestling events of the 2008 Summer Games were held at this gymnasium .It is located in East campus of China Agricultural University , in Haidian District in Beijing.

Hong Kong hosted the equestrian events for the twenty-ninth Summer Games in 2008 . The Hong Kong Sports Institute has been chosen as the site of the equestrian events.The Hong Kong Sports Institute is located in Fo Tan, Sha Tin in Hong Kong in the southeastern coastline of China .

The Olympic Green Fencing gymnasium hosted the fencing and modern pentathlon events during the Summer Games. It is located at the Olympic Green in the Chaoyang District in Beijing .

The Fengtai Softball Field is a softball stadium in Beijing . The stadium hosted softball events in the twenty-ninth Summer Games. The Fengtai Softball Field is located at the Fengtai Sports Centre in the Fengtai District in Beijing . The stadium was the venue for 1990 Asian Games softball matches and 1992 Women's World Softball Championships.

The Laoshan Mountain Bike Course is a mountain bike cycling course in Beijing . Mountain bike competitions was held in this course. It is situated by the Laoshan Velodrome in the Shijingshan District in the western part of Beijing .

The Laoshan Velodrome is an international standard cycling Velodrome in Beijing . During the Olympics , track cycling events were held in this Velodrome . It is located at Laoshan, Shijingshan District , western Beijing.

The National Aquatic Centre hosted the swimming, synchronized swimming and diving competitions at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games. An architectural marvel of modern times, the Beijing National Aquatic Centre is popularly known as the Water Cube. It is located very close to the National Olympics Stadium, which is also known as ‘The Nest’.

Located in the Olympic Green area, Beijing Summer Games Tennis Centre hosted the men's and women's tennis events of 2008 Beijing Summer Games. It also staged the Paralympics Wheel Chair Events.

The Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium is an indoor arena located at southern part of the Olympic Sports Centre or Olympic Green in the Chaoyang District in Beijing. Handball events were held in this gymnasium during the 2008 Summer Games .

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