1. Various exteriors of the National Aquatics Centre
2. Wide tilt down of venue hand-over ceremony
3. General Director of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Games (BOCOG), Beijing vice mayor Chen Gang handing over the golden key to the centre
4. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Li Aiqing, president of Beijing State-owned Assets Management:
"I am very excited now and also very proud. However, we still have a lot of work to do, for instance, we need to prepare for the swimming test events as well as the Olympics. We will try to do our best to make all the facilities in the venue to the best standard for the Olympics."
5. Various of President of BOCOG Liu Qi and Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong inspecting the venue
6. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) Li Aiqing, president of Beijing State-owned Assets Management:
"After the Olympics, we will take away the temporary facilities and do some renovation in the venue. We will put in more facilities for the use of normal people."
7. Tilt up from pool to ceiling
8. Close up pool
9. Close up of camera monitor
10. Wide of camera monitors over pool
11. Various of diving boards
12. Various Swedish swimmers training in the pool
13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Thomas Jansson, head coach of Swedish Swimming team for Good Luck Beijing Swimming Test Event:
"It's a world class venue, it's really a world class venue. It's fantastic, it's very good. We are looking very forward to the Olympic Games in August."
Organisers unveiled the "Watercube" swimming venue on Monday, one of the more stunning structures built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Known officially as the National Aquatics Centre, the Watercube has been dubbed the "cool" building of the Games.
The building's design and its translucent, blue-toned outside skin make it look like a cube of bubbles - like "bubble wrap."
Forty-two gold medals well be won at the Watercube during the Olympics, which start on August 8.
After a little more than three years of construction, the facility was officially handed over to the Beijing organising committee, with President Liu Qi on hand.
The venue has 6-thousand permanent and 11-thousand temporary seats.
Like the 91-thousand-seat National Stadium - the "Bird's Nest," which will be completed in March - both are seen as works of art and will anchor the Olympic Green area.
While some argue the gargantuan "Bird's Nest" could become a white elephant, the Watercube has been built to be converted to a shopping area and leisure centre with tennis courts, retail outlets, nightclubs and restaurants.
The outside skin is made of a Teflon-like material - ETFE (ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene).
Composed of two layers, it's separated by an interior passage that allows the building to breathe like a greenhouse.
The Watercube was built at a cost of more than 200 (m) million US dollars, with donations of 110 (m) million US dollars from people in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
There will be 37 venues for the Olympics. Beijing is the site of 31 - 12 new, 11 renovated, and eight temporary structures.
"After the Olympics, we will take away the temporary facilities and do some renovation in the venue. We will put in more facilities for the use of normal people," announced president of Beijing State-owned Assets Management Li Aiqing at the ceremony.
Most are located in four clusters in the north of the city. Five more venues for soccer and sailing are located outside Beijing, and equestrian events will be held in Hong Kong.
Organisers will stage a swim meet in the Watercube on Friday to test the facilities.
"It's a world class venue, it's really a world class venue. It's fantastic, it's very good. We are looking very forward to the Olympic Games in August," said Thomas Jansson, head coach of Swedish Swimming team for Good Luck Beijing Swimming Test Event.