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Beijing Olympics

Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.

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from ArchDaily

Inside Herzog & de Meuron Bird's Nest

Herzog de Meuron "Bird’s Nest" / National Stadium (The Main Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games) / Beijing, China /Competition 2002, realization 2004-2008

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Bird's Nest Stadium Beijing, China (the reflection is beautiful) via Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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from Bleacher Report

The 101 Most Iconic Photographs in Sports History

2008 Beijing Summer Olympics - Usain Bolt's legs put on just as much of a show at the 2008 Olympics as his ego. His salute after the 4x100-metre relay is the image of his career.

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from Foursquare

奥林匹克公园瞭望塔 Olympic Park Observation Tower

Olympic Park Observation Tower, Beijing, China designed by Shi Yingfang, Li Lei and Wen Yaling, height 243m. Construction began in 2008, to coincide with that year's Summer Olympics and completed/opened in 2014. It is used strictly for observation; there is no provision for offices or apartments. 258 metres (846 ft) in height, its design, with 4 smaller circular floors at different heights and positions below a larger top floor, is meant to echo the Olympic rings.

Beijing Olympics 2008 - Summer Olympic Games More

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from The Orient Excess

10 Things to do in Beijing for first timers

10 things to do in Beijing for the first timers! Get a list of the attractions you shouldn't miss when you visit the Red Capital.

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from My Modern Met

DNA-Shaped Suspension Bridge Inspired by Olympic Games' Five Rings

San Shan Bridge in China. The bridge will be completed in time for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, and will span across the Gui River connecting Beijing’s city center to Zhangjiakou.

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Happy Magic Watercube Waterpark in Beijing (in the National Aquatics Center from the 2008 Olympics)

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