Here is Liz Reap Carlson's account of the Good Luck Beijing World Cup event held last weekend. The pollution is obviously a major problem, not just for visiting athletes, but for the permanent residents. I couldn't begin to imagine pollution that bad. I guess the closest we've been to it is during the bushfires over the last couple of summers. Even so, the bushfire residue was not long term.
The velodrome itself sounds awesome. Just reading about it makes me want to at least see in for myself, and definately take a bike for a spin on it.
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