A Small Victory for China Beijing Is Ready for the Olympics

Ten months before the official kickoff of the Summer Olympics, China has already prepared the stage for the world's top sporting event. Twenty new sports facilities have been built and 11 others renovated. The message from Beijing is clear: Nothing about the 2008 Olympics has been left to chance.
Von Ullrich Fichtner
Beijing's National Stadium is one of 20 new sporting facilities that has been built as the city prepares to host the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Beijing's National Stadium is one of 20 new sporting facilities that has been built as the city prepares to host the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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