Olympic Sports Center Stadium will serve as the
venue for equestrian and running of the Modern Pentathlon event during
the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.
Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Beijing
||Modern Pentathlon (running and equestrian)
Olympic Sports Center Stadium, a renovated
structure in Beijing, will serve as the venue for equestrian and
running of the Modern Pentathlon event during the Beijing Olympic
Games in 2008. Having the total area of 34,975 sq meters, the
stadium has the capacity of seating 40,000 spectators. The stadium
would host the events of modern pentathlon, running and equestrian.
Good Luck Beijing Events
As part of the Good Luck Beijing Events, Modern Pentathlon World
Cup Final and Handball International Tournament have been played in
the Olympic Sports Center Stadium.
Olympic Sports Center Stadium has the seating capacity of 40,000
and all this capacity is permanent.
The total area of the stadium is 34,975 sq meters. The renovation
of the stadium took 17 months to complete.
Post refurbishment, the Olympic Sports Center Stadium wears a grand
look. The bronze statues of running athletes symbolize the
forthcoming event. Services of top construction and design firms in
the world have been utilized for the refurbishment of the structure.
Prior to Renovation
The National Olympic Sports Center Stadium, established in 1990,
once held the 11th Beijing Asian Games. It was considered
outstanding with its advanced facilities. With passage of time, the
splendid stadium started looking old. The renovation has given the
stadium a new, vibrant look.
Free Opening for Visitors
The centre was open freely for visitors on June 6, 7th and 8th
2008. Visitors were allowed to experience personally the venues for
the different sports events to be held. As per the rules of the
International Olympic Committee (IOC) all Olympic venues have to be
closed during the 60 days running up to the opening of the Olympic
Games. So this was the only time the people could see the venue
prior to Olympics.