The Guangdong Olympic Stadium was originally planned, constructed, and completed in to help host the Games, but a decision was made to construct a new stadium in Beijing.
AFP The cooling mist fans used during the event lay neglected below the stands. Japanese horse rider Hiroshi Hoketsu took part in his third Olympic Games at the age of 67, whilst Cameroon swimmer, Antoinette Joyce Guedia Mouafo participated in the Games for the first time at the tender age of Li Ning artistic gymnastics.
Documents arrow Records tumble Beijing was the Games of records and superlatives. AFP The glory 2008 beijing olympics are long gone for the abandoned facility. Indirect capital costs are not included, such as for road, rail, or airport infrastructure, or for hotel upgrades or other business investment incurred in preparation for the Games but not directly related to staging the Games.
Getty Images The dusted entry to the same beach volleyball stadium now. Official opening of the Games by: Several criteria were required of each design, including flexibility for post-Olympics use, a retractable roofand low maintenance costs.
Thirty-seven venues, six of which were outside Beijing, hosted the competitions: The stadium hosted both the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the athletics competition. Beijing hosted its most ambitious and biggest event in the world of sports --The Olympics on August 8, Memorable champions There were many memorable champions but it was Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt who stole the headlines.
AFP The legacy of the Olympics lingers across the streets of Beijing, but the abandoned stadiums showcase the sad state of affairs in the Chinese capital. For some NOCs, it was the first time that one of their representatives had won a medal or was crowned Olympic champion: In an effort to ensure success for the games, the government invested billions in building new infrastructure, although clearance to tiny, outdated neighborhoods in Beijing called hutongs resulted Petrun.
Some 87 of them celebrated their medal-winning athletes. Feng Shuqin and her husband, Zheng Zhanlin have lived in their house for 50 years and the family has owned the property before the Communists took control in Inin the m final, Rebecca Adlington improved on the previous time by more than two seconds, with a new time of 8: Michael Meyer, an American who lives in the hutongs reported that a total ofresidents were relocated from their homes before the Olympics began Meyer.
AFP Beibei, another one of the five mascots, covered in trees. Several expressways encircle the center of the city, providing for quick transportation around the city and between venues.
Getty Images The track now looks unrecognisable with fully grown trees and shrubbery. Getty Images Nini and Yingying, two of the five mascots, lie abandoned behind an unfinished mall in Beijing.The Summer Olympics medal table is a list of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) ranked by the number of gold medals won by their athletes during the Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, from 8 August to 24 August Approximately 11, athletes from NOCs participated in.
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Medal winners for all the Summer Olympics events from Beijing,China on mint-body.com Aug 07, · Olympics venues in Beijing are now unused and completely overgrown. This photo taken on July 20,shows Fu Niu Lele, the mascot for the Beijing Paralympic Games, lying among trees.
Hosting the Olympic Games has provided a number of legacies for the Chinese city of Beijing, covering areas such as infrastructure, the environment, education and health. As well as building stunning venues – such as the Bird’s Nest Stadium and the Water Cube Aquatics Centre – Beijing.Download