China Discovery Tour
Beijing | China
29 Dec 2019 | Sun
Day 02 of 18
Beijing Olympic Park
2008 Summer Olympics
Beijing Olympic Park (Olympic Green) is an Olympic Park in Chaoyang District, Beijing, China constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Since then, the streets around the park have been used for an exhibition street race of the FIA GT1 World Championship in 2011, after a race at Goldenport Park Circuit in the vicinity.
Venues and Landmark Structures Located Here:
- Beijing National Stadium (Birds Nest)
- Beijing National Aquatics Center
- Beijing National Indoor Stadium
- National Speed Skating Oval
- Olympic Green Convention Center
- Olympic Green Hockey Field
- Olympic Green Archery Field
- Olympic Green Tennis Center
2022 Winter Olympics
Hosting the Winter Olympics In 2022, Beijing became the first city in history to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics. The Beijing Olympic Park was the site of the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the main stadium for both games. The park also featured a hockey arena, a speed skating rink, and a curling center.
2022 Paralympic Games
Also in 2022, China hosted the 2022 Paralympic Games at Beijing Olympic Park. The Games took place on September 6-17, 2022, and was the first time that the Paralympic Games were held in China.
The Paralympic Games are an international multi-sport event for athletes with physical disabilities. They are held every four years, following the Olympic Games. The Paralympic Games were first held in Rome in 1960, with 400 athletes from 23 countries competing in eight events. Since then, the Games have grown enormously.