IOC; Publication: The Olympic Stadiums of the Summer Games from Athens 1896 to Tokyo 2020

THE OLYMPIC STADIUMS OF THE SUMMER GAMES FROM ATHENS 1896 TO TOKYO 2020
The Olympic Studies Centre

This document presents the stadiums for the Olympic Summer Games which have hosted the athletics events and/or the opening and closing ceremonies. Thanks to their size and prestige, these buildings are generally regarded as the core centre of the sports facilities created for the Games. The document contains information on the stadium project itself, together with how it was used or adapted for the Games, its architecture, its particular features and lastly its post-Olympic use.

 

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Seoul 1988; Olympic Stadium (2)

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Venue Olympic Stadium
Cluster Seoul Sports Complex
Architect Kim Swoo-geun, Space Group of Korea
Opened 1984
Capacity 100,0000 (1984) / 69,950 Seats (today)
Olympic Sports Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics, Football (final), Equestrian (jumping individual final)
Legacy use Home of Seoul E-Land FC

 

Location

 

Floor Plan

Source: Seoul Olympic Games Official Report Volume One (Page 168-169)

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

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Beijing 2008; IOC: Beijing builds on stadium success by adding to 2008’s architectural legacy

Bird's Nest, Beijing, May 2010

 

Olympic Games Beijing 2008 left the city with some of the best sports stadiums in the world, which will again come under the global spotlight at the Olympic Winter Games in 2022. Ten years on from the unforgettable Opening Ceremony in the ‘Bird’s Nest’, we look at how the venues are being reworked and how new developments will add to China’s reputation as a sporting capital.

You can read the full article at olympic.org.