Monday, October 8, 2007

Olympic Venue : Olympic Green Tennis C enter

2008 Olympics in Beijing China - Olympic Green Tennis Center
2008 Olympics in Beijing China - Olympic Green Tennis Center
2008 Olympics in Beijing China - Olympic Green Tennis Center
2008 Olympics in Beijing China - Olympic Green Tennis Center
2008 Olympics in Beijing China - Olympic Green Tennis Center
2008 Olympics in Beijing China - Olympic Green Tennis Center
The Olympic Green Tennis Center was delivered on Oct 1st. 2008. It will host the tennis cometition for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China and is hosting the Good Luck Beijing 2007 ITF Pro Circuit starting October 6th through October 20th.

Like many of the structures and venues The Olympic Green Tennis Center is very unique. Particularly the main court along with the number one and number two courts, which resemble flowers when viewed from a distance.

The center has ten courts total. The main court has a seating capacity of 10 thousand and will host the finals. Courts number one and two can hold 4,000 and 2,000 people, respectively.

VIdeo: The process of Beijing 2008 Olympics Stadium

This is a really neat video showing the process of the construction of the Olympic Stadium in Beijing, China for the 2008 Olympics.

VIdeo: Welcome to Beijing Olympics 2008

A music video of a song recorded for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

2008 Olympic Venues: Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics

2008 Olympics Beijing China Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics venue
2008 Olympics Beijing China Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium
Beijing Olympics 2008 Badminton and Gymnastics
On Sunday September 30th 2007 the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium was officially opened. This venue will host the Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics events for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

The gym will hold a total of seven thousand five hundred people and is 24, 383 square meters in size.

After the 2008 Olympics the gym will be used by the University for students and staff as well as for the national badminton team.

In the mean time the site will host two events this year. On October 10th through the 14th it will host the Good Luck Beijing Invitational Tournament and on December 5th through the 7th it will host the Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Olympic Sports Profile: Aquatics

Aquatics have been a part of Olympic sports since 1896.

There were three swimming events at the very first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

The first few modern Olympic Games, before there were universally accepted rules, were host to some events that would seem kind of strange by todays standards. Things like Underwater Swimming, obstacle swimming and plunge for distance were on the menu. Oceans rivers and lakes were used for the events, before the use of a pool was implemented at the London Games.

In 1908, however the rules were unified when eight countries met and formed a world-wide swimming association.

They created standards for record keeping and what events were to be held at all the games.

China's First Rainwater Recylcling Systerm

Is China really getting greener? GE will provide China's first ever rainwater recycling system at the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics Games in Beijing. This is one of over 300 projects that GE is involved with for the Olympics in '08.

The water, which is stored in underground pools, will be used for landscaping, cleaning and firefighting.

This is also part of China's effort to implement better, greener water management solutions for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. These kinds of improvements to China's infrastructure will no doubt continue to be useful for many hears after the Olympics next summer.

This type of water treatment system is very advanced and does not use chemical, therefore it meets even the most stringent environmental standards. There is no question that this as well as the many other efforts by GE and others to "green up" Beijing and the surrounding areas are welcome improvements indeed.

2008 Olympics Venue: Archery Field

Another venue for the 08 Olympic games is getting praise from the IOC. The Olympic Green Archery Field was the host of an on-site tour by IOC officials who said "Everything looks good."
The venue is 8,609 square meters and 4 gold metals will be awarded there.