Here is information about Yingdong Natatorium, a
venue for water polo in Beijing Olympics 2008. Located in National
Olympic Sports Centre of Beijing, it will also host modern pentathlon
(swimming) events in the Olympics.
||National Olympic Sports Center
||Water Polo, Modern Pentathlon (swimming)
Yingdong Natatorium, located in National Olympic
Sports Centre of Beijing, is hosting Water Polo and Modern
Pentathlon (swimming) events in Beijing Olympic, 2008. It is one the
renovated Olympic venues in China. During the Paralympics, it will
be used for training the athletes. The renovated natatorium is
environment-friendly and energy-efficient.
Floor area of the venue is 44,635 square metre. Number of permanent
seats here is 6,000. The groundbraking date of the venue is April 1,
2006. The place is 10.8 km from Beijing Railway station and 16.6 km
from Railway Station, Beijing West.
Yingdong Natatorium features the idea of sustainable development,
use of state-of-the-art materials to protect the environment and
optimum use of natural ventilation and lighting. It sets an example
of resources-saving, solid waste treatment, protection against
electronic interference and the use of new products for ozone layer
preservation. During renovation, high-standard energy-saving fenders
made of aluminum, magnesium and manganese alloys have been used.
Electric dormant windows have been put up to prevent dirty heat
during the Olympic competitions and to introduce natural light for
training and fitness activities after the Olympics. Sunshade
curtains have been used inside, making sunlight available in maximum
quantities to meet the needs of the Olympic competitions. The solar
battery array on a neighboring structure can collect enough solar
energy for the lighting and water-heating needs of the venue.
After the games, the natatorium will meet the demands of Beijing
residents for physical exercise. Equipped with all modern
facilities, the centre will fulfill the demand of having a quality
place for physical exercise.
Prior to Games
Yingdong natatorium served as the main venue for swimming in the
1990 Asian Games.