The Main Press Center (MPC) of Beijing Olympic Games officially opened to accredited media representatives on July 8. Together with the International Broadcast Center (IBC) it will provide round-the-clock services, facilities, news and information from July 25th. China.org.cn provides a close-up preview of the Center and its facilities.
Two foreign journalists in the MPC reporters' work space.
The 62,000 m² MPC provides the biggest working space in Olympic history. It is located in the central Olympic area in the northern part of the capital, close to the main Olympic venues - the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. It is only a 10-minute bus ride from the Olympic Village.
The MPC will cater for 5,600 accredited news and photo journalists during the Games. It will continue operations during the Paralympic Games, which will open on Sept 6.