The Beijing Summer Games are starting! Some of the main athletics and soccer games will be played inside the newly made National Stadium. This year, the Beijing government made a goal to make Beijing into a cleaner city by the time the Olympics started. That’s why all the new stadiums are eco-friendly and inspired by nature. The Stadium is 330 meters long by 220 meters wide. It is also 69.2 meters tall. There is a usable space of 204,000 square meters. The whole Stadium and the area it’s on is 258,000 square meters. The bird’s nest (National Stadium) construction cost up to about 3.5 billion yuan which is about 423 million dollars and 340 million euro. The new stadium was built on the Olympic green park where some of the important stadiums were built. The bird’s nest can hold up to 91,000 people. Herzog & de Meuron designed the birds nest. Almost every game in the summer games will be held in the birds nest. If you want to watch the Olympics on TV, get NBT or TV Pool to see the Olympics in Thailand.
The opening ceremony was already held inside the bird’s nest with a bunch of songs and dances. There was also a spectacular firework display when the torch was put on fire. The Award Ceremony is going to be held inside the Bird’s Nest. It will be awarding about 302 awards to winning athletes at the end of the Olympics. The Bird’s Nest will make Chinese people proud.