From old to new: 2008 Olympic fields upgraded for the Winter Olympics

Two arenas have been converted into hockey stadiums. The ice hockey matches will be hosted by the State Sports Palace and the Ukeson Sports Center, all of which also hosted the main sporting event of 2008. In hockey, judging by the quotes of the Melbet bookmaker, Russia is the clear favorite of the tournament, an overview of this bookmaker can be found here.

The Beijing National Swimming Complex, which was called “Water Cube” in 2008, became “Ice Cube” in 2022. Curling games are held on this site, and earlier it was used for water sports.

The National Skating Stadium was built from scratch, but on the site of sports facilities that hosted the Summer Olympics. The new “Ice Ribbon” is designed for speed skating competitions.

The capital’s sports palace was built back in the 1960s, and during the Summer Olympics it hosted volleyball competitions. In this Olympics, it was also adapted for a skating rink and in 2022 figure skating and short track competitions are held here.

Many countries have much to learn from China, as a large number of Olympic venues are no longer used after the competition.

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