Beijing 2008 Olympic Venues

Olympic Green Map
Olympic Green Map

Olympic Green is where 50% of the competition venues will be found in 2008, and is located at the north end of the central axis of Beijing City. The Olympic Forest Park, a central area including competition stadiums, Olympic Village, the Main Press Center (MPC), and the International Broadcasting Center (IBC) and so on can be found at it. There will be several subway stations to connect these venues and the downtown area. Besides, people can also choose buses, taxis or to drive there.

Altogether 31 Olympic venues will be used in the city during the 29th Olympiad. Most of them have already been completed, though some are still under construction. An additional six cities, namely Hong Kong, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, Shanghai, Shenyang and Tianjin, will also co-operate with it to run the Equestrian, Sailing and the Football Preliminaries.

National Stadium, which is nicknamed the Bird's Nest because of the unique design, is located here and covers an area of 258,000 square meters (about 63.8 acres). Designed by the famous Swiss architect Herzog & DeMeuron and China Architecture Design Institute, the construction started in December, 2003 and will have a capacity of 100,000 upon completion. Besides the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, this grand and modern stadium will host Athletics and Football during the Games. This Stadium will be the stage for both national and international sporting events, as well as cultural and entertainment activities after the Olympics. The glittering National Aquatics Center, namely 'H2O3', is another highlight. It covers an area of more than 65,000 square meters (about 16.1 acres) and have a capacity of 17,000 during the Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, and Synchronized Swimming events. The center has been donated by many Chinese and Chinese associations from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and the rest of the world.

New Competitions

Venues Location Games
National Stadium Olympic Green Athletics and Football
National Aquatics Center Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronized Swimming
National Indoor Stadium Artistic Gymnastics, Trampolines and Handball
Shooting Range Hall Shijingshan District Shooting
Wukesong Indoor Stadium Wukesong Sports Center, Haidian District Basketball
Laoshan Velodrome Laoshan, Shijingshan District Cycling (track)
Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park Mapo Village, Shunyi District Rowing and Canoe/Kayak (flat-water racing and Slalom Racing)
China Agricultural University Gymnasium China Agricultural University (East Campus), Haidian District Wrestling
Peking University Gymnasium Peking University, Handian District Table Tennis
Science and Technology University Gymnasium Science and Technology University, Haidian District Judo and Taekwondo
University of Technology Gymnasium  University of Technology, Chaoyang District Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics

Existing Competitions

Venues Location Games
Sports Center Stadium Olympic Sports Center, Chaoyang District Football and Modern Pentathlon (running and equestrian)
Sports Center Gymnasium Handball
Workers' Stadium Gongti Lu, Chaoyang District Football
Workers' Indoor Arena Boxing
Capital Indoor Stadium Baishi Bridge, Haidian District Volleyball
Fengtai Softball Field Fengtai Sports Center, Fengtai District Softball
Ying Tung Natatorium Sports Center, Chaoyang District Water Polo and Modern Pentathlon (swimming)
Laoshan Mountain Bike Course Laoshan, Shijingshan District Cycling (Mountain Bike)
Shooting Range Clay Target Field Xiangshan Nan Lu, Haidian District Shooting
Institute of Technology Gymnasium Institute of Technology, Haidian District Volleyball
Beihang University Gymnasium Beihang University, Haidian District Weightlifting

Temporary Competitions

Venues Location Games
Fencing Gymnasium Olympic Green Fencing preliminaries and finals and Modern Pentathlon (fencing and shooting)
Hockey Field Hockey
Archery Field Archery
Tennis Center Tennis
Wukesong Baseball Field Wukesong Sports Center, Haidian District Baseball
Beach Volleyball Ground Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District Beach Volleyball
BMX Field Laoshan, Shijingshan District Cycling(BMX)
Triathlon Venue Ming Tomb Reservoir Triathlon
Urban Road Cycling Course TBD Cycling(Road Race)

Venues in Other Cities

Venues Categories Location Games
Hong Kong Equestrian Venueses Existing Hong Kong Equestrian
Qingdao International Sailing Centre New Qingdao Sailing
Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Centre Stadium Qinhuangdao Football Preliminary
Shanghai Stadium Existing Shanghai
Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium New Tianjin
Shenyang Wulihe Stadium Existing Shenyang
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- Last updated on May. 17, 2022 -