New Olympic Venues

Beijing National Stadium

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Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron collaborated with ArupSport and China Architecture Design & Research Group to design the stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies, the track and field competitions and the soccer tournament. Nicknamed the "Bird's Nest," the 93,000-seat arena was built with 36 kilometers of unwrapped steel weighing 45,000 tons.
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