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From 2008 to 2022: Legacies from the Olympics (3)

(Chinadaily.com.cn)    08:46, August 08, 2018

No alternative Bird's Nest

(Photo/The Brid's Nest)

The National Stadium is known as the Bird's Nest and will host the opening and closing ceremonies of Beijing 2022.

The reuse of ready-made facilities to optimize savings in venue operation is expected to significantly cut the cost for Beijing.

"There is absolutely no doubt about Beijing 2022 being cost-effective," said Christophe Dubi, the IOC's executive director for Olympic Games.

(Photo/Courtesy of the Bird's Nest)

According to Beijing's candidature file submitted to the IOC in 2015, the combined infrastructure and operational budgets for the 2022 Games total about $3.5 billion - significantly less than the cost of staging a Summer Olympics.


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