The National Aquatics Center is a swimming stadium in Beijing, China. It is located at the Olympic Green, part of the cluster of sporting stadiums in Beijing. It is also known as the Water Cube or Ice Cube because of its distinctive bubble-like exterior.
It was originally constructed for the aquatics competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, where it hosted the diving, swimming and synchronized swimming events. The stadium was used again at the 2022 Winter Olympics for the curling competition.
Significant events held at the Beijing National Aquatics Center
- 2008 - Olympic Games — diving, swimming and synchronized swimming events.
- 2022 - Winter Olympics — curling competition.
Trivia About the Beijing National Aquatics Center
- Known as the Water Cube during the Summer Olympics of 2008, the building is now known as the Ice Cube as it is hosting curling events at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
- At the 2008 Olympics, 25 world records were broken by swimmers at the Water Cube.
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