Since it hosted the 2008 Olympics, Beijing has earned its reputation as a sporty city. There are stadiums fit for champions around the city, and Olympic-class facilities that are now open to the public or reserved for upcoming competitions and events. China's obsession with health coupled with its infrastructure in the sports community you can bet Beijing will give rise to new champions in the future.
The Olympic sports structures are astonishing in design, innovative and functional as well as easy to reach via public transportation. The Olympic Sports Center Stadium and Indoor Stadium, Water Cube and other facilities are located in the Olympic Sports Center which is accessible by line 8 on the Beijing metro. You can easily make your way there by metro, cab or bus--without encountering too much traffic even for major sporting events.
The Workers' Stadium, in central Beijing, is where many smaller events are held. Once the largest stadium in the city, now it holds a revered spot for its central location and nearby attractions like top-notch restaurants, bars and nightlife.
Additional sporting facilities include the Wukesong Sports Center Baseball and Basketball Stadiums which are on the Western fringe of the city. Though the baseball field was temporary, the basketball stadium remains a modern architectural beauty.
If you want to learn more about Beijing's love of sports, head to the China Sports Museum where you can absorb more information than you thought imaginable on sports in the Middle Kingdom.
Olympics Sports Center
Gong Ti North Road
Chao Yang District
Beijing's largest sports and events stadium...
National Olympic Sports Center
Wukesong Culture and Sports Center
A3 An Ding Road
Chao Yang District
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South of Olympic Center
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National Convention Center
6A East Beisanhuan Road, Chao Yang District
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