The Olympic Green is an Olympic Park in Chaoyang
constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Since then, the streets around the park have been used for an exhibition street race of the FIA GT1 World
Championship in 2011, after a race at Goldenport Park Circuit
in the vicinity.
Beijing National Stadium
The Beijing National Stadium or "Bird's Nest" is the centerpiece of this project. It hosted the opening and closing ceremonies, athletics, and football finals of the Games. The stadium has room for 91,000 spectators, but the capacity was reduced to 80,000 after the Olympics.
Beijing National Aquatics Center
The Beijing National Aquatics Center or "Water Cube" hosted the swimming, diving and synchronized swimming events. It has a capacity of 17,000 (reduced to 6,000 after the Olympics) and is located next to the National Stadium.
Beijing National Indoor Stadium
The Beijing National Indoor Stadium or "the Fan" held the handball, artistic gymnastics and trampolining events. With a capacity of 19,000, it was the main indoor arena used during the Games.
Olympic Green Convention Center
The Olympic Green Convention Center, also called the National Convention Center, held fencing and, the shooting and fencing disciplines of the modern pentathlon. It is also used as the International Broadcast Center and the Main Press Center (for conventions and exhibitions). The centre covers an area of 270,000 square metres.
Olympic Green Hockey Field
The Olympic Green Hockey Field hosted the field hockey events. It covered an area of 11.87 hectares with 2 courts and could seat 17,000 spectators. It was deconstructed after the Games.
Olympic Green Archery Field
The Olympic Green Archery Field hosted the archery events. The field occupied 9.22 hectares and hasd a capacity of 5,000. It was dismantled after the Games.
Olympic Green Tennis Center
The Olympic Green Tennis Center hosted the tennis and wheelchair tennis events. It has 16 courts (10 competition, 6 practice) and a capacity of 17,400. It opened on October 1, 2007.
The park itself, outside of the venues constructed on the Olympic Green, hosted some of the athletic events at the 2008 Games. These included the racewalk events, where the loops occurred on the Olympic Green, and the portion of the marathons just outside the National Stadium.