Beijing 2022; National Aquatics Centre

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Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Beijing
  • Architect: PTW Architects
  • Year completed: 2008
  • Type: Existing
  • Capacity: 4,500
  • Olympic sports: Curling
  • Paralympic sports: Wheelchair Curling
  • Post-Games use: Ice events, water events and large-scale commercial activities.
  • Other facts: Also used as venue at the 2008 Summer Olympics.






This post will be regularly updated in the run-up to the Beijing 2022 Olympics. View an overview of all venues here.

Beijing 2022; National Stadium

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Facts & Figures

  • Competition zone: Beijing
  • Architect: Herzog & de Meuron, Ai Weiwei
  • Year completed: 2008
  • Type: Existing
  • Capacity: 91,000
  • Olympic sports: Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Paralympic sports: Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Post-Games use: Sports and entertainment events.
  • Other facts: Also used as venue at the 2008 Summer Olympics.




This post will be regularly updated in the run-up to the Beijing 2022 Olympics. View an overview of all venues here.

Beijing 2022; Updated list of Olympic and Paralympic Venues (December 2021)

Olympic Games

ZoneVenue Ceremonies / Sports
BeijingNational StadiumOpening and Closing Ceremonies
National Aquatics CentreCurling
National Indoor StadiumIce Hockey (Men's Tournament)
Wukesong Sports CentreIce Hockey (Women's Tournament)
National Speed Skating OvalSpeed Skating
Capital Indoor StadiumShort Track Speed Skating, Figure Skating
Big Air ShougangSkiing (Freestyle Skiing: Big Air. Snowboard: Big Air)
YanqingNational Sliding CentreBobsleigh, Skeleton, Luge
National Alpine Skiing CentreSkiing (Alpine Skiing)
ZhangjiakouGenting Snow ParkSkiing (Freestyle Skiing: Aerials, Moguls, Ski Cross, Halfpipe, Slopestyle. Snowboard: Parallel Giant Slalom, Cross, Halfpipe, Slopestyle)
National Cross-Country CentreCross-Country Skiing, Nordic Combined (Cross-Country Skiing)
National Ski Jumping CentreSki Jumping, Nordic Combined (Ski Jumping)
National Biathlon CentreBiathlon


Paralympic Games

ZoneVenue Ceremonies / Sports
BeijingNational StadiumOpening and Closing Ceremonies
National Aquatics CentreWheelchair Curling
National Indoor StadiumPara Ice Hockey
YanqingNational Alpine Skiing CentrePara Alpine Skiing
ZhangjiakouGenting Snow ParkPara Snowboard
National Biathlon CentrePara Biathlon, Para Cross-Country Skiing


Non-competition venues

Training Venues

  • Wukesong Ice Hockey Training Hall
  • CTS Figure Skating Training Hall
  • CTS Short Track Speed Skating Training Hall


  • Beijing Olympic Village / Beijing Paralympic Village
  • Yanqing Olympic Village / Yanqing Paralympic Village
  • Zhangjiakou Olympic Village / Zhangjiakou Paralympic Village


  • Main Media Centre (Beijing)
  • Mountain Press Centre (Zhangjiakou)
  • Mountain Broadcasting Centre (Zhangjiakou)

Medal Plazas

  • Beijing Medal Plaza
  • Yanqing Paralympic Medals Plaza
  • Zhangjiakou Medal Plaza

Paris 2024; Venue Masterplan (December 2021)


In Paris


Outside Paris


List of venues

ZoneVenueOlympic GamesParalympic Games
Grand Paris ZoneStade de FranceClosing Ceremony, Athletics, RugbyClosing Ceremonie, Para Athletics
Aquatics CentreAquatics (Artistic Swimming, Diving, Water Polo (preliminaries phase))-
La Courneuve-Para Athletics (Marathon - Start)
Le Bourget Sport Climbing VenueSport Climbing-
Olympic and Paralympic VillageOlympic VillageParalympic Village
Le Bourget Exhibition Centre (Halls 2B, 3, 4 & 5)International Broadcast Centre (IBC)International Broadcast Centre (IBC)
Le PulseParis 2024 Comité d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques (COJOP) HQParis 2024 Comité d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques (COJOP) HQ, Main Press Centre (MPC) Paralympic Games
Media VillageMedia VillageMedia Village
Paris Centre ZoneEiffel Tower StadiumBeach VolleyballBlind Football
TrocadéroAthletics (Race walk), Cycling (Road)-
Grand PalaisFencing, TaekwondoWheelchair Fencing, Para Taekwondo
La Concorde"Concorde Urban Project", see below
Opening Ceremony
La Concorde - 13x3 Basketball, Breaking-
La Concorde - 2BMX freestyle-
La Concorde - 3Skateboarding - Street-
La Concorde - 4Skateboarding - Park-
InvalidesArchery, Athletics (Marathon - Finish), Cycling (Road Individual Time Trial - Start)Para Archery, Para Athletics (Marathon - Finish)
Champ de Mars ArenaJudo, WrestlingPara Judo, Wheelchair Rugby
Roland-Garros Stadium - P. ChatrierTennis, Boxing (finals phase)Wheelchair Tennis
Roland-Garros Stadium - S. LenglenTennisWheelchair Tennis
Roland-Garros Stadium - S. MatthieuTennis-
Roland-Garros Stadium - Outside courtsTennis-
Porte de la Chapelle ArenaBadminton, Gymnastics (Rythmic)Para Badminton, Para Powerlifting
Bercy ArenaBasketball (finals phase), Gymnastics (Artistic, Trampoline)Wheelchair Basketball
South Paris Arena 1VolleyballBoccia
South Paris Arena 4Table TennisPara Table Tennis
South Paris Arena 6Weightlifting, Handball (preliminaries phase)Goalball
Parc des PrincesFootball-
Hôtel de VilleAthletics (Marathon - Start)-
Pont Alexandre IIIAquatics (Marathon Swimming), Triathlon, Cycling (Road Individual Time Trial - Finish)Para Triathlon
Seine OlympiqueOpening Ceremony-
Palais des Congrès de ParisMain Press Centre (MPC) Olympic Games, IOC Hotels-
Stand aloneParis La Défense ArenaAquatics (Swimming, Water Polo (finals phase))Para Swimming
Yves-du-Manoir Stadium - Pitch 1Hockey-
Yves-du-Manoir Stadium - Pitch 2Hockey-
Vaires-sur-Marne Nautical Stadium - FlatwaterCanoe sprint, RowingPara Canoe, Para Rowing
Vaires-sur-Marne Nautical Stadium - WhitewaterCanoe slalom-
Chateau de VersaillesEquestrian (Jumping, Dressage, Eventing), Modern PenthatlonPara Equestrian
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines VelodromeCycling (track)Para Cycling (Track)
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines BMX StadiumCycling (BMX Racing)-
Elancourt HillCycling (Mountain Bike)-
Golf NationalGolf-
Clichy-Sous-Bois-Para Cycling (Road)
North Paris ArenaBoxing (preliminaries phase), Modern Pentathlon (Fencing) Sitting Volleyball
FrancePierre-Mauroy Stadium (Lille)Basketball (preliminaries phase), Handball (final phase)-
Marseille MarinaSailing-
Marseille StadiumFootball
Bordeaux StadiumFootball-
La Beaujoire Stadium (Nantes)Football-
Lyon StadiumFootball-
Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium (Saint-Étienne)Football-
Nice StadiumFootball-
Châteauroux Shooting CentreShootingShooting Para Sport
OverseasTeahupo'o (Tahiti)Surfing-

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Tokyo 2020; Venues Paralympic Games

VenueZoneParalympic GamesCapacity
Olympic StadiumHeritage ZoneOpening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics68000
Tokyo Metropolitan GymnasiumHeritage ZoneTable Tennis6500
Yoyogi National StadiumHeritage ZoneBadminton, Wheelchair Rugby10200
Nippon BudokanHeritage ZoneJudo11000
Tokyo International ForumHeritage ZonePowerlifting5000
Equestrian ParkHeritage ZoneEquestrian9300
Musashino Forest Sport PlazaHeritage ZoneWheelchair Basketball7200
Ariake ArenaTokyo Bay ZoneWheelchair Basketball15000
Ariake Gymnastics CentreTokyo Bay ZoneBoccia12000
Ariake Tennis ParkTokyo Bay ZoneWheelchair Tennis19400
Odaiba Marine ParkTokyo Bay ZoneTriathlon5500
Aomi Urban Sports ParkTokyo Bay ZoneFootball 5-a-side4300
Sea Forest WaterwayTokyo Bay ZoneCanoe, Rowing12800
Yumenoshima Park Archery FieldTokyo Bay ZoneArchery5600
Tokyo Aquatics CentreTokyo Bay ZoneSwimming15000
Makuhari Messe Hall ATokyo Bay ZoneSitting Volleyball10000
Makuhari Messe Hall BTokyo Bay ZoneTaekwondo, Wheelchair Fencing7000
Makuhari Messe Hall CTokyo Bay ZoneGoalball5500
Asaka Shooting Range-Shooting3200
Izu Velodrome-Cycling (track)3600
Fuji International Speed Way-Cycling (road)22000
Olympic / Paralympic VillageTokyo Bay Zone--
IBC/MPC Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight)Tokyo Bay Zone--

Tokyo 2020; Masterplan Paralympic Games

1. Olympic Stadium
2. Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
3. Yoyogi National Stadium
4. Nippon Budokan
5. Tokyo International Forum
7. Equestrian Park
8. Musashino Forest Sport Plaza
11. Ariake Arena
12. Ariake Gymnastics Centre
14. Ariake Tennis Park
15. Odaiba Marine Park
17. Aomi Urban Sports Park
20. Sea Forest Waterway
22. Yumenoshima Park Archery Field
23. Tokyo Aquatics Centre
25. Makuhari Messe Hall A/B/C
28. Asaka Shooting Range
31. Izu Velodrome
33. Fuji International Speed Way
42. Olympic / Paralympic Village
43. IBC/MPC Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight)