Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, France, led a delegation to visit the National Stadium (the Bird’s Nest) on May 26 during her visit to Beijing. Relevant leaders from the National Stadium accompanied the delegation during the whole course and highlighted post-Games use of the 2008 Olympic venue as well as the prospective reuse of it for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The delegation showed great interest in how the Bird’s Nest Culture Center is making good use of the venue and their admiration for the Center’s artistic style.
Paris has hosted two editions of the Olympic Games and is now bidding for the 2024 Olympic Games. There’s quite some potential exchange and cooperation space with the City of Beijing in the area of Olympics.
(Contributed by the National Stadium)