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Olympic Green
Rebecca Sun
July 28, 2008
Action in the Games' 28 sports will stretch from this 2,800-acre complex, five miles north of Tiananmen Square, to the equestrian venue in Hong Kong, more than 1,200 miles to the south
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July 28, 2008

Olympic Green

Action in the Games' 28 sports will stretch from this 2,800-acre complex, five miles north of Tiananmen Square, to the equestrian venue in Hong Kong, more than 1,200 miles to the south

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Team handball

Olympic Sports Center Stadium

Modern pentathlon (running and equestrian)

Press and Broadcast Centers

The 21,600 accredited journalists will have an Olympic-record 1.6 million square feet of workspace.

National Stadium

Track, men's soccer final, ceremonies

The interwoven girders aren't the only design innovation at the Bird's Nest. Beneath the weather- and sound-proof outer membranes, 80,000 seats are set in wavelike, partially-staggered rows to improve sight lines and ventilation; a rainwater recycling system will irrigate the 861,000 square feet of greenery around the stadium.

Yingdong Natatorium

Water polo, modern pentathlon (swimming)

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