EL Civics for ESL Students

Summer Olympics 2008, Page 2

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Beijing Olympic Stadium

Where will the opening ceremony take place?

  • It will take place in the new Beijing Olympic Stadium.

  • The stadium is nicknamed "Bird Nest".

  • It will hold 91,000 people.


Beijing Subway

How is Beijing preparing for the extra traffic?

  • It is doubling the size of its subway system.

  • It is also buying more buses and improving the airport.

  • Three million people are expected to attend the Beijing Olympics.


Competitive Swimming

How many sports will there be?

  • There will be twenty-eight different sports including swimming, cycling, gymnastics, soccer, and wrestling.

  • Of the 302 events, there will be 165 menís events, 127 womenís events, and 10 mixed events.

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