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Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau

In Last Ditch Effort for Clean Olympic Air, Beijing May Ban 90 Percent of Cars

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

Beijing is inside a "bowl" formed by mountains to the north that help to trap pollution over the city. And because athletes will be ingesting more air than an average person, the hazard for them is even greater.

International Olympic Committee Warns Beijing Air Is "A Possible Risk"

Washington Post | Amy Shipley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The International Olympic Committee acknowledged for the first time today that air pollution could be harmful for athletes at this summer's Olympics i...