The BBC gets in on the map mash-up scene with its guide to Beijing's Olympic venues

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bbc-beijing-olympic-map-mashup.jpgIf you’re already getting a bit excited about watching the world’s finest athletes wheezing their way through the Beijing smog, our lovely BBC has the perfect internet accompaniment for you.

The Interactive Map has icons representing each Olympic venue hovering over the city, with nice little facts – and fantastic photos of the Chinese buildings – popping up when you click on them.

BBC sports man Ollie Williams explains some of the technical aspects behind it in a blog update, but we don’t care about that. We just want to find some bigger photos of the sensational-looking University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium.

(Via BBC)

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