China officially unveiled its National Aquatics Centre, nicknamed the Water Cube, on Jan 28.

Water Cube aka National Aquatics Centre in Beijing
Water Cube aka National Aquatics Centre in Beijing Water Cube aka National Aquatics Centre in Beijing
The National Aquatics Centre (Images from early January, courtesy of Xinhuanet)

The Water Cube is one of two iconic venues for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games; the other is the Bird Nest, which is the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the track and field events.

The Aquatics Centre has a capacity of 17,000 and will host the swimming, diving and synchronized swimming events during the Olympics.



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