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THE 2008 GAMES<< Back to Intro

  • The Chinese capital's second bid - lost battle for 2000 Olympics to Sydney by just two votes.
  • Bid's focal point is a giant 'Olympic Green' in the northern outskirts of the city on an axis to landmarks like Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
  • Massive tree-planting initiative and clean-up operation to tackle pollution.
  • IOC Evaluation: Beijing Games would leave a "unique legacy to China and to sport".

  • MORE ON BEIJING
    Watch the promotional video
    Detailed plans and pictures
    A personal view on the Beijing bid

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