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Is that a nuclear plant? Behind the Beijing Olympics Big Air Shougang stadium

Beijing CNN — Winter Olympians are accustomed to performing their awe-inspiring feats against the backdrop of spectacular snow-capped mountains. But Beijing’s Big Air Shougang Olympic venue is drawing attention for its much edgier, urban setting. Behind the skiers launching themselves off the 60-meter-high (196-foot) ramp are furnaces, tall chimney stacks and cooling towers on the …

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Sports Tourism Roars in ‘Tournament Town’ With Three Major Summer Events | business

Economic Impact estimated at nearly $70M GREENSBORO, NC – Summer is the season many consider the perfect time for a vacation to rest, relax and rejuvenate, but not in ‘Tournament Town’ in 2022. This summer, Greensboro is hosting the YMCA Long Course National Swimming Championships, the AAU Junior Olympic Games and the PGA TOUR’s Wyndham …

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Is that a nuclear plant? Behind the Beijing Olympics Big Air Shougang stadium

Beijing CNN — Winter Olympians are accustomed to performing their awe-inspiring feats against the backdrop of spectacular snow-capped mountains. But Beijing’s Big Air Shougang Olympic venue is drawing attention for its much edgier, urban setting. Behind the skiers launching themselves off the 60-meter-high (196-foot) ramp are furnaces, tall chimney stacks and cooling towers on the …

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The climb to the top: Wang, Khan share plans to bring sport climbing to Guam | Sports

It’s only a climb up for badminton coach Rui Wang and project partner Michael Khan as they prepare a rock-climbing area at the Guam Badminton Sports Center in Dededo. “We will make a professional bouldering wall (climbing wall) and start a sport climbing federation for Guam,” Wang said. The bouldering wall is expected to be …

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Sports Tourism Roars in ‘Tournament Town’ With Three Major Summer Events | business

Economic Impact estimated at nearly $70M GREENSBORO, NC – Summer is the season many consider the perfect time for a vacation to rest, relax and rejuvenate, but not in ‘Tournament Town’ in 2022. This summer, Greensboro is hosting the YMCA Long Course National Swimming Championships, the AAU Junior Olympic Games and the PGA TOUR’s Wyndham …

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