Olympics 2008 pictures..

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  1. ctjcad

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    Couple more..

    ...team Great Britain and the Olympics badminton hall, all set & ready to roll..:cool:
    (pics courtesy of gettyimages.com)
     

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    wow!! the badminton hall is gorgeous!!
    but i think the seats won't be enough? Not many people can watch in the hall :(
     
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    yeah the hall looks great but like erin_hakkinen said looks like limited seating not many people able to watch, well would explain the really high price of tickets to the events though.
     
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    The permanent seating plan is for 5,767 spectators.
    They have added 1,700 temporary seats for the Games.
    Altogether, that's over 7,500 seats.

    (For comparison:
    The current venue for the Singapore Open has 13,000 seats.)

    In any case, a seat far from the action holds no excitement.
    One might as well go home and switch on the TV :eek:
     
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    An aerial view shows the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium July 6, 2008. The Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium will host badminton and rhythmic gymnastics competitions during the Beijing Olympic Games. Picture taken July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Yu Shihai/Beijing Tourism Administration/Handout (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW). NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
     
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    Looks like a ghost town :eek:
    The street is eerily empty!
     
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    the government probably ordered everyone to stay off the street to have the picture taken. ;)
     
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    coming to a court near you...
    Isn't it obvious? What do you think you'd see if a flying saucer landed and obliterated the population? ;):p
     
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    You're terribly inventious when it comes down to smart replies, aren't you Madbad :D Nice one indeed.

    From the outside, it looks quite... huge. But the amount of seats inside isn't.
     
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    I thought they were banning cars from the street for the purpose on reducing pollution?
     
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    cool, those chineses are really into photography:D
     
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    emmm...

    erm, can i post some pictures of the opening ceremony of the beijing olyimpic 2008 rehearsal here?:confused::confused:
     
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    Isn't the capacity something like 7-8 K only?
     
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    hmm..any more pictures????:(
     
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    let me post some pictures...hope u guys will enjoy it:)
     
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    Photos: Night view of Beijing Olympic Village


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    Photo taken on Aug. 2, 2008 shows the night view of the Olympic Village in Beijing, China. (Photo credit: Zhang Guojun/Xinhua)

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    Photo taken on Aug. 1, 2008 shows the night view of the Olympic Village in Beijing, China. (Photo credit: Zhang Guojun/Xinhua)

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    Photo taken on Aug. 2, 2008 shows the cultural performance staged at night in the Olympic Village in Beijing, China. (Photo credit: Zhang Guojun/Xinhua)

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    Chinese style red lanterns enlighted the night of the Olympic Village in Beijing, China, August 1, 2008. (Photo credit: Zhang Guojun/Xinhua)
     
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    Photos: Wulihe Stadium in Shenyang

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    Photo taken on July 22, 2008 shows the exterior of the Wulihe Stadium in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province. (Photo credit: Xinhua)

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    Workers inspect auditorium seats at the Wulihe Stadium in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, July 22, 2008. (Photo credit: Xinhua)

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    A worker mows the lawn at the Wulihe Stadium in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, July 22, 2008. (Photo credit: Xinhua)

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    Photo taken on July 22, 2008 shows a view of the Wulihe Stadium in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province. (Photo credit: Xinhua)

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    Photo taken on July 22, 2008 shows a view of the Wulihe Stadium in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province. (Photo credit: Xinhua)
     
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    Photos: Shenyang Olympic Stadium is decorated for the Games


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    Decoration of the Shenyang Olympic Stadium was completed on July 19. Twelve football matches will take place there during the Beijing Olympic Games.
    (Photo credit: Zhang Wenkui/Xinhua)
     
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