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Beijing, China: 2008 Summer Olympic Games

Following the Hutong home cooked luncheon and tour, we made our way to 2 of the arenas/venues where the 2008 Olympics were held – Beijing National Stadium (aka Bird’s Nest) and Beijing National Aquatic Center (aka Water Cube).

After the Olympics, the Water Cube was renovated into a water park. It appears that this venue will also be used in the Winter Olympics (curling).

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From the Olympic Games to current day use, the Bird’s nest is generally only being used for football (soccer) matches. It is said that it will be used again as a venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics and the Paraolympics.

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Bam! Happy travels friends!