Bird's eye view of the sailing venue's central
Location: City of Qingdao
Use during the Games: Sailing
Category: New competition venue (under
Qingdao is located on the southern coastline of the
Shandong Peninsula, in east China's Shandong Province. Dubbed "Eastern
Switzerland", Qingdao is one of China's most important port cities. With an area
of 10,654 km2, it has a population of 7.31 million by the end of 2004.
A unique blend of sea and mountains and a pleasant climate
make Qingdao extraordinary. It has an average temperature of 12.2 degrees
Celsius and a total length of coastline (including that of its 69 offshore
islands) of 862.64 kilometers, of which 730 kilometers are continental.
Qingdao is an important manufacturing centre, an ice-free
seaport and one of the most important textile industrial centres in China. It is
also famed as a transit pivot for Eurasia and the Pacific region.
Qingdao International Marina
The Qingdao International Marina for the Games of the
29th Olympiad is located on the old site of the Beihai shipyard by Qingdao's
Fushan Bay in China's Shangdong Province. The Centre will cover a total area of
45 hectares (450,000 sq.m.), two thirds of which will be utilised for the
The whole project is comprised of the Land Area, and the
Harbor and the Off-shore Section. The projects on land will provide the
administration and competition management centre, the athletes' centre, the
press centre, the logistic and functional centre, and other affiliated
facilities as well. The Harbor and Off-Shore parts will focus on the engineering
of the major and secondary breakwater, an embankment, a quay featuring the
Olympic Memorial Wall, and the renovation of the shore wall.
The quay, the secondary breakwater, and the embankment will
enclose an area of 15.5 hectares (155,000 sq.m.) while the major breakwater,
together with the embankment, will occupy 7.5 hectares (75,000 sq.m.).
Additional overlay and facilities will also be placed for temporary use of the
Games. A removable surveying shed and a pontoon, for instance, will be set up
separately on the embankment and the western quay to facilitate observations and
Waves gently lap against the new
The new gulf for the Olympic Sailing
Geographical representation of the Olympic facilities.
Environmental layout in the area.