The capital will get cooler weather in August and Olympic participants are unlikely to suffer from the humid, hazy conditions that have affected the Games host city in recent days, local meteorological authorities said on Monday.
Upon less than ten days in the run-up to the Beijing Olympic Games, worldwide athletes, coaches, journalists and officials are swarming to Beijing. In the meantime, Olympic organizers have been working under pressure.
British diver Thomas Daley smiles during his training in the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, July 29, 2008. The National Aquatics Center, or the Water Cube, opened to athletes for training by Tuesday. The British diving team was among the first to train in the Center. “The venue is fantastic,” said Britain's diving prodigy Thomas Daley, “Everything's going well.” 14-year-old Daley is the youngest diver to compete at the Beijing Games. He will compete in the men's 10 meters platform, both individual and synchronized.