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China resumes construction of Olympic stadium
Updated: 2005-01-16 09:19

China resumed construction of the National Olympics Stadium in late December after a five-month suspension to adjust financing and building plans, according to the International Olympic Committee.

A model of China's national Olympic stadium, nicknamed "bird's nest". [newsphoto]

Construction restarted at the stadium, nicknamed the bird's nest for its architectural design, on Dec. 28, the IOC said in a regular newsletter. Beijing will host the 2008 summer games.

Changes made since work stopped in July are aimed at promoting safety and building quality while keeping costs in check. The construction timeline is also better now.

The Stadium needs 22.3 percent less steel now than before and changes to the roof will improve sporting events, the IOC said.

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