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Beijing 2008 Olympics Venues

By May 2007, construction of all thirty-one Beijing-based Olympic Games venues had begun. The Chinese government is also investing in the renovation and construction of six venues outside Beijing as well as fifty-nine training centers. Its largest architectural pieces will be the Beijing National Stadium, Beijing National Indoor Stadium, Beijing National Aquatics Centre, Olympic Green Convention Centre, Olympic Green, and Beijing Wukesong Culture & Sports Center. Almost 85 percent of the construction budget for the six main venues is being funded by US$2.1 billion (RMB•17.4 billion) in corporate bids and tenders. Investments are expected from corporations seeking ownership rights after the 2008 Summer Olympics. Some venues will be owned and governed by the State General Administration of Sports, which will use them after the Olympics as facilities for all future national sports teams and events.

It was announced on July 8, 2005 that the equestrian events are to be held in Hong Kong because of "uncertainties of equine diseases and major difficulties in establishing a disease-free zone." The five venues outside Beijing will be located in Qingdao, Hong Kong, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Qinhuangdao

New Competition Venues

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Venue Sports
Beijing National Stadium Athletics, Football
Beijing National Aquatics Centre Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, and Synchronized Swimming
Beijing National Indoor Stadium Artistic Gymnastics, Trampolines, Handball
Beijing Shooting Range Hall Qualifications and finals 10-, 25-, and 50-meter range shooting events
Wukesong Indoor Stadium Basketball
Laoshan Velodrome Cycling (track)
Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park Rowing, Canoe/Kayak (flat-water racing and Slalom Racing)
China Agricultural University Gymnasium Wrestling
Peking University Gymnasium Table tennis
Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium Judo and Taekwondo
Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics


Existing Competition Venues

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Venue Sports
Olympic Sports Centre Football, Modern Pentathlon
Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium Handball
Workers Stadium Football
Workers Indoor Arena Boxing
Capital Indoor Stadium Volleyball
Fengtai Softball Field Softball
Ying Tung Natatorium Water Polo, Modern Pentathlon (swimming)
Laoshan Mountain Bike Course Cycling (Mountain Bike)
Beijing Shooting Range Clay Target Field Shooting
Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium Volleyball
Beihang University Gymnasium Weightlifting


Temporary Competition Venues

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Venue Sports
Olympic Green Convention Centre Fencing preliminaries and finals, and Modern Pentathlon (fencing and shooting)
Olympic Green Hockey Field Hockey
Olympic Green Archery Field Archery
Olympic Green Tennis Centre Tennis
Wukesong Baseball Field Baseball
Beach Volleyball Ground Beach volleyball
BMX Field Cycling (BMX)
Triathlon Venue Triathlon
Urban Road Cycling Course Cycling (road race)


Competition venues outside Beijing

Venue Sports
Qingdao International Sailing Centre Sailing
Shanghai Stadium Football Preliminary
Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Centre Stadium Football Preliminary
Hong Kong Equestrian Venues Equestrian
Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium Football Preliminary
Beach Volleyball Ground Football Preliminary

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