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Beijing Opens Olympic Athletes’ Village

Posted July. 28, 2008 03:31,   


With 12 days left before the Beijing Summer Olympics open, the athletes’ village in the Chinese capital opens yesterday. Children run to the stage at the official opening ceremony while pieces of paper in five colors are blown away. The village is six times bigger than Seoul World Cup Stadium and will house 16,000 athletes from 204 countries. In addition to accommodation, the area has a hospital, library and other facilities and 2,400 chefs and staff to cook meals. Korean athletes will enter the village August 5.