Journalists may take a break in the southern lounge.
The lounges are at the eastern and southern sides of the press conference hall. Journalists may take a break in these lounges before or in the interval of press conferences. The southern lounge is a quite place with semi-partitioned seats that can avoid cross-interruptions. The eastern lounge is more like a café area, serving coffee, tea, coke and other beverages over the counter. The two lounges are decorated with Beijing Olympic posters and stacked with free brochures about Beijing city and the Beijing Olympic Games, creating an strong atmosphere for people to experience the excitement of the Olympics.
The eastern lounge.