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Beijing National Stadium

World Architecture in China

World Architecture in China by Charlie Q.L. Xue Joint Publishing HK$200

Sunday, 3 October, 2010, 12:00am

Smiling through the pain barrier

Dancers rehearsing for the closing night tell of pride and fulfilment

It's almost 2.30pm, and students in baggy tracksuits and headscarves trickle onto the sun-baked soccer pitch at the University for Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) for a rehearsal for the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

20 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Bird's Nest opens for business

Constructors would be ready to apply the finishing touches to the Olympic centrepiece stadium by May 20, said officials and engineers at the venue yesterday.

17 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Olympic feat

A security guard stands in front of the construction site of the National Stadium in Beijing yesterday, as workers dangle off the arena that will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Bird's Nest problems

Construction of venues for the 2008 Beijing Olympics is well under way although technical and resource problems remain concerning some showcase projects, organisers say.

'In the past we thought we were ahead of schedule, but that is not the case now,' Shao Shiwei, a spokesman for the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Bocog), said yesterday.

29 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Tight grip on the budget

'Frugal Games' is guiding principle for planners who decide that 'less is more'

1 Sep 2004 - 12:00am