Promotions and preparations for the 2008 Olympics are already well under way in the Chinese capital, Beijing.
Construction continues on the National Stadium, which has been nicknamed the "bird's nest".
Although the games are nearly two years away, the city is already putting up decorations.
Exhibitions throughout Beijing are helping to promote sporting events as well as gearing the public up for the games.
The Olympic Clock in Tiananmen Square is counting down the 800 days until the games begin.
Merchandise featuring Olympic mascots is already selling fast.