The Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park is the new, purpose-built venue for the Rowing, Canoeing, and Kayaking and 10 kilometre marathon swimming events in the 2008 Summer Olympics. It is located in Mapo Village in the Shunyi District in Beijing.
The first competitions at the venue were held in August 2007, a year ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games for which it was built. The World Junior Rowing Championships, China Open Canoe/Kayak Slalom and China Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Open were all held in that month as part of the "Good Luck Beijing" series of sporting events. The 10km Marathon Swimming Olympic 2nd qualification event was held there in June 2008
By kjfitz @ 2010-04-19 21:16:15