Beijing. Press Commission of the Chinese Olympic Committee? 2007.
Very large wall calendar for 2007, 16 x 21 inches, printed on high quality paper featuring twelve color illustrations of venues (presumably most under construction) for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Text on cover page reads "One World One Dream - Beijing Olympic Venues" with similar identification in Chinese. Each building is identified in multiple languages beneath a 10 x 19 inch artist rendering of the site. This high quality calendar is in excellent clean condition. Evidently uncommon: no WorldCat listing. The sites depicted are, in order in which they appear and as they are identified on the calendar: National Stadium (widely known as the Bird’s Nest), National Aquatics Centre, Beijing Shooting Range Hall, Laoshan Velodrome, Wukesong Indoor Stadium. National Indoor Stadium, Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park, China Agricultural University Gymnasium, Peking University Gymnasium, Beijing Science and Technology University, Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium, Quingdao International Sailing Marina at Fushan Bay. Evidently many of these venues were abandoned following the Summer Olympics, components salvaged or the sites left to they elements, and recent photos provide an eerie footnote to the 2008 summer competitions and their purpose-built venues. Item #53919