The Laoshan Velodrome is situated in the Shijingshan district, a western suburb of Beijing.
Designed by German company Schuermann Architects, the velodrome's outstanding feature is its spectacular dome-shaped roof.
The venue seats 6,000 and will host all Olympic track cycling events on its 250m purpose-built oval. The mountain bike and BMX events will take place nearby.
Work began on the venue on 30 October 2004 and is on course to be finished by early 2008.
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