Each facility will bear the uniqueness of Chinese architecture and culture, a thing of beauty.
China is intent on proving to the world that its architecture in respect of sports infrastructure is second to none.
In Beijing there are many sports facilities housed in universities. At these institutions several sports facilities for the Games are being constructed ensuring an important sporting legacy after the completion of the global event.
The Chinese did slow down the pace of work but has still been able to guarantee the IOC that all of the requisite facilities will be completed before the end of 2008. Every one of the facilities will host at least one test event to ensure that they meet all international standards.
Indeed the fact that Beijing has only recently played host to the World Junior Championships in Athletics held during the period 1520 August 2006 is evidence of the citys eagerness to test its overall capability to host major international sporting events.
There are plans to host several other activities in the run up to the Games.
Quite apart from the sporting facilities Beijing is currently involved in the construction of four major underground railroads. This is to guarantee rapid movement of athletes and officials to and from competition venues during the Games, avoiding the often choked road traffic especially at peak hours.
The Beijing airport, already a massive project, is undergoing extensive refurbishing and expansion for the Games without at the same time incurring too many disruptions in respect of the flow of international and domestic traffic.
Everywhere the search for and training of volunteers have long since been started.
Several years ahead of the Games the Organising Committee is taking no chances in the area of providing adequate numbers and quality trained volunteers for every department of the organisation of the Games.
At present hundreds of volunteers are engaged in exams relative to fitting them for working as volunteers at the airports being used by participants in the Beijing Olympics 2008.
We are talking about two-years ahead of the Games.