Perhaps many of you know Michael Phelps, eight-gold-winner at one single Olympic Game — the 2008 Olympic Games. Do you know his lucky place, the Water Cube, which has brought wonder into reality? Now let us enter the splendid Water Cube in Beijing.
The National Aquatics Center, or Water Cube, lies in the west of the B Zone of the Olympic Green. It is 177 metres long, 177 metres wide and 31 metres tall. It has two floors underground and four floors above ground.
It mainly serves three disciplines: swimming, diving and synchronized swimming. During the Beijing 2008 Olympics, there are forty-two gold medals awarded there, trailing only the National Stadium (Olympic Stadium) where 47 gold medals were awarded.
The Water Cube cost about 1 billion yuan. That it was funded with donations from overseas Chinese makes it unique among all other Olympic venues.