- The Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium was constructed in the late 1980s for use in the Asian Games of 1990, but was refurbished for use in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, during which, it will primarily host handball events. The seats are painted a delicate coat of lavender to offset the gray of the walls and create a serene setting for spectators. Energy conservation was also a consideration in the re-design of this 47,410-square meter (510,000-square foot) center. Post-Games, the center will be used for training by Chinese national teams and will also be partially open to the public.
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