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Summer Olympics 2008 - Page 2

Beijing Olympic Stadium
Beijing Olympic Stadium

Where did the opening ceremony take place?

It took place in the new Beijing Olympic Stadium.

The stadium is nicknamed "Bird Nest".

It can hold about 91,000 people.



Beijing Subway
Beijing Subway

How did Beijing prepare for the extra traffic?

It doubled the size of its subway system.

It is also purchased more buses and improved the airport.

Three million people were expected to attend the Beijing Olympics.



Competitive Swimming
Competitive Swimming

How many sports were there?

There were about twenty-eight different sports including swimming, cycling, gymnastics, soccer, and wrestling.

Of the 302 events, there were 165 men's events, 127 women's events, and 10 mixed events.



Olympics Lesson Activities

China Worksheet

Great Wall of China

Olympics Read Aloud Worksheet

Sports Writing Worksheet

Olympics Vocabulary Worksheet  Answers

Olympics Printing Worksheet

Countries of the World Flash Cards

China Video