From 2008 to 2022: Legacies from the Olympics

By Xu He | | Updated: 2018-08-08 07:00
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From basketball to ice hockey

Photo taken on Aug 11, 2008, shows a basketball competition held at Beijing Wukesong Sports Center. [Photo/VCG]

Ice hockey will be held in a converted arena in Wukesong that was used for the basketball competition in 2008.

As early as the initial construction of Wukesong Arena, ice hockey competition has been listed as one of the arena's future development directions.

Beijing Kunlun Redstar fights for the puck with Slovakia's ice hockey team at Beijing Wukesong Sports Center, Jan 26, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

Ice pipes were embedded in the floor when the arena was constructed. During the basketball competition, the rink was covered by a thick ice carapace to insulate the cold and new flooring was installed for basketball. The transition work can be finished in 8 hours.

Photo taken on Aug 8, 2008, shows the Wukesong Olympic Basketball Stadium. [Photo/VCG]

The Wukesong Arena is not only used for basketball and ice hockey competition, but also as a stadium for concerts.

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