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Wednesday, 1 June 2005

Beijing Will Be Ready

The IOC say that the facilities for the 2008 Beijing Olympics will be ready on time, thereby avoiding the delays that befouled the preparations for the Athens Games last year.

Kevan Gosper, part of the International Olympic Committee's team tracking Beijing's progress, said that the IOC had Beijing to slow preparations.


"We are completely confident that the venues will be completed on time..I have no doubt."

Beijing will spend $30BN to stage the games.

Beijing's National Olympic Stadium, which is shaped like a bird's nest, will be completed before the end of 2007. It will be able to stage test events a year before the games open.

The Aquatic Center, known as the "Water Cube", will be ready in October 2007. It will be the world's largest swimming centre.

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