This is the brand-new aquatics stadium in Beijing, built especially for the Olympics. It's called the Water Cube, and as you can see, it's beautiful.
There's only one minor problem: the smog inside. The Australian swim team reported a "thin blanket of pollution" inside the Cube when they practiced there Monday. The swim events begin on Monday.
Australia is especially worried because a couple of their have asthma. The swim arena was built to give swimmers a chance to compete in air that wasn't super-polluted. Apparently, that didn't work. I do have 3 suggestions: just remind athletes that Beijing's official policy is that there is no smog, only mist; have Chinese officials fire "anti-pollution" pellets into the swim stadium; or get water-proof versions of these:
I hear all the cool athletes are wearing them this season...