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The National Aquatics Center

National Aquatics Center
The "Water Cube"


Olympic events: Swimming, Diving, Synchronized Swimming

Seating: 17,000

Paralympic events: Swimming

Olympic dates: August 9-23

Opening hours: Two hours prior to the start of competition

Walking distances:

Located in the south-western part of Olympic Green's Central Zone, the National Aquatic Center can be reached from all four main entries of Olympic Green.

Distances from the main entries to the Center are as follows:

From the Southwest Entry: approximately 200 meters

From the South Entry: approximately 900 meters

From the East Entry: approximately 1,000 meters

From Subway Line 8 "Olympic Green" station: approximately 300 meters

National Aquatics Center
The interior

National Aquatics Center
A night shot

National Aquatics Center
The exterior

National Aquatics Center
The center in the rain

National Aquatics Center
A day shot

National Aquatics Center
A night shot

National Aquatics Center
The interior

National Aquatics Center
The "Water Cube" and the "Bird's Nest"

National Aquatics Center
Fireworks with external lighting

National Aquatics Center
Release of bubble balloons with spot lights

National Aquatics Center
Projections

National Aquatics Center
Projections

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