The 2008 Beijing Olympics are right around the corner. With all the buzz around the Olympic games, the big question remains where can you find up-to-the-date Olympic results? If you’re an avid sports fan like myself, you don’t want to miss one moment of the action that is about to happen in Beijing. The Beijing National Stadium, which was recently nicknamed the Birds Nest because of its structure is the center piece of the Olympic games. The stadium has a seating capacity of 80,000 people and will be the site of the opening ceremonies, soccer finals, many athletic events, and finally the closing ceremonies.
The Chinese have completely renovated and expanded its subway system in preparation for the Olympic games. It’s been reported that eighty new stations were created, one with a direct link to the Beijing International Airport. As of June 2007, there had been over 2.2 million tickets sold for the upcoming Summer Olympics.
The reason why you are going to want to see the most up-to-the-date Olympic results is the amount of events that are being returned to Beijing. The program setup for Beijing 2008 is very similar to the Athens games that happened in 04. Olympic enthusiasts will see a total of 302 events. 165 men’s events, 127 women’s events, and a total of 10 mixed events. The buzz is definitely being held around the nine brand new events that are being held including cycling that closely resembles BMX. There are tons of new and old sports that are bringing back a lot of excitement to the Olympics.
The 2008 Olympic games will be the very first games in history to be completely produced and broadcasted in HDTV (high definition television). The estimated amount of viewers currently is over four billion during the duration of the games.
As the Olympic games comes close to the opening ceremonies there has been serious concerns over the amount of air pollution in China. The BOCOG (Beijing Organizing Committee) has said that many of China’s factories will cease production in an effort to lower the amount of air pollution and smog that occurs during the outdoor events, such as running.
If you’re considering traveling to Beijing, you’ll definitely want to do your research on Beijing air pollution, Beijing Airport, and Beijing massacre.
While China is a very technologically and economically friendly country, there have been concerns over closed media access and even possible pro-Tibet protestors or terroristic groups. With all the drama, excitement, and fear over the 2008 Beijing Olympics you’ll want to keep in close contact with various websites and television channels that will show the latest Beijing Olympic results. We recommend having a couple of good sources and contacts in China that can keep you updated as to what is happening with the Olympic Games in Beijing.
I wish all the athletes a very safe and exciting 2008 Olympics! May all the sports enthusiasts, athletes, volunteers, workers, and viewers have a safe and enjoyable summer games!