In Beijing, Ultramodern Living for Olympians

From Los Angeles Times :

Athletes coming to this summer’s Olympics will feast in a cafeteria big enough to seat 5,000 and enjoy hot showers warmed by an ultramodern solar power system and, in this officially atheist nation, can worship in a new prayer center designed to accommodate the world’s most popular religions.

Those are some of the marquee features of the Beijing Olympic village, prospective home to the 16,000 athletes and officials from around the world who will attend the Olympic Games here in the Chinese capital.

During a preview Wednesday of the nearly completed village, organizers allowed hundreds of reporters to peek inside only two minimally furnished but stylish apartments to show how six to eight athletes will share the three- or four-bedroom suites.

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