Sunday, November 11, 2007

Beijing 2008 - The Schedule

Beijing 2008 - XXIX Olympiad

The opening ceremony is on Friday, August 8th and the closing ceremony on Sunday, August 24th.

Preliminary football matches will already have been played on August 6th and 7th.

Aquatics

The swimming event will be held at the National Aquatics Center in the Olympic Green from August 9th-24th.

The 10km-marathon swimming event for men and women will be held at Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park.

The water polo event for men and women will be held at Ying Tung Natatorium; with the finals on August 21st and 24th.

Archery

The archery event will be held at the Olympic Green Archery Field from August 9th-15th.

Athletics

The athletics event will be held in Beijing from August 15th-24th; at the National Stadium in the Olympic Green.

The starting point of the marathon event is at Tiananmen Square with the finish line in the National Stadium; while the walking event starts and finishes at the National Stadium, for a round trip on a 2km course at the boulevard in the Olympic Green.

Badminton

The badminton event will be held at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium from August 9th-17th.

Baseball

The baseball event will be held at the Wukesong Baseball Field in Beijing from August 13th-23rd.

Basketball

The basketball event will be held at Wukesong Indoor Stadium in Beijing from August 9th-24th.

Boxing

The boxing event will be held at the Workers' Indoor Arena in Beijing from August 9th-24th.

Canoeing

The canoe/kayak events will be held at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park on the side of Chaobai River in the Shunyi District of Beijing from August 11th-23rd.

Cycling

The cycling events will be held from August 9th-23rd.

Laoshan venues, in the Shijingshan District of Beijing, will be the scene for track (Laoshan Velodrome), mountain bike (Laoshan Mountain Bike Course) and BMX (Laoshan Bicycle Moto Cross Venue); while road cycling will be held at the Urban Road Cycling Course.

Equestrian

The equestrian events will be held in Hong Kong from August 9th-20th; with the jumping and dressage events held at the main venue in Shatin and the cross country competition at Beas River.

Fencing

The fencing event will be held at the Fencing Hall, in the National Convention Center on the Olympic Green, from August 9th-17th.

Football

The football competitions will be held from August 6th-23rd, in five cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenyang and Qinhuangdao.

The finals for men and women will be held in Beijing where three venues are located: the Workers' Stadium, the Olympic Sports Center Stadium and the National Stadium.

The venues outside Beijing are: Shanghai Stadium, Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, Shenyang Olympic Sport Center Stadium and Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium.

Gymnastics

The gymnastics event will be held in Beijing from August 9th-24th; with the artistic gymnastics and trampoline competitions taking place at the National Indoor Stadium and the rhythmic gymnastics at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium.

Handball

The handball event will be held in Beijing from August 9th-24th. The preliminary competitions will be held at the Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium and the finals at the National Indoor Stadium.

Hockey

The hockey event will be held at the Olympic Green Hockey Field (two pitches) in Beijing from August 10th-23rd.

Judo

The judo event will be held at the University of Science and Technology Beijing Gymnasium from August 9th-15th.

Modern Pentathlon

The Modern Pentathlon event will take place at the Fencing Hall, Ying Tung Natatorium and Olympic Sports Center Stadium on August 21st and 22nd.

Rowing

The rowing event will be held at Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park on the side of Chaobai River in Shunyi District of Beijing from August 9th-17th.

Sailing

The sailing event will be held at Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center from August 9th-21st.

Shooting

The shooting event will be held at Shijingshan District's Beijing Shooting Range Hall and Beijing Shooting Range CTF from August 9th-17th.

Softball

The softball event will be held at the Fengtai Softball Field in Beijing from August 12th-21st.

Table Tennis

The table tennis event will be held at the Peking University Gymnasium from August 13th-23rd.

Taekwondo

The taekwondo event will be held at University of Science and Technology Beijing Gymnasium from August 20th-23rd.

Tennis

The tennis event will be held at the Olympic Green Tennis Center in Beijing from August 10th-17th.

Triathlon

The triathlon event will be held at a scenic area of the Ming Tomb Reservoir in Changping District of northern Beijing from August 18th-19th.

The main venue is near the big dam of the reservoir.

Swimming will be held on the reservoir while cycling and running will be held on the big dam and the road section south of the dam.

Volleyball

The volleyball event will be held in Beijing from August 9th-24th.

The preliminary competitions will be held at the Capital Indoor Stadium and Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium and the finals will be held at the Capital Indoor Stadium.

The beach volleyball competitions will be held at the Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground from August 9th-22nd.

Weightlifting

The weightlifting event will be held at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Gymnasium from August 9th-19th.

Wrestling

The wrestling event will be held at China Agriculture University Gymnasium in Beijing from August 12th-21st.

Full 2008 Olympic Schedule.