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14 Chilling Photos Of Forgotten And Abandoned Olympic Venues

From 1936 to 2004, this is what happens when the Olympics has packed up and gone home...

Seeing the new Olympic stadium and surrounding venues is one of the most exciting parts of the build up to each Olympic Games.

Every year the stadium gets bigger, the tracks get more impressive and the Olympic villages spread further and further across the city. But what happens at the end of each year, when the Olympics packs up and leaves?

This year’s games in Rio are expected to come to a cost of over $10 billion and with each Games the price tag only gets bigger.

Here are some Olympic venues that have been forgotten in the year’s after their glorious summer. From Athens to Beijing, with so many venues abandoned and so much money spent on each games, there must be a better way…

1) Swimming Pool

Berlin, 1936 Summer Olympics Venue

2) Bobsleigh Track

Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics

3) Olympic Sports Complex

Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics Venue

4) Beach Volleyball Venue

Beijing, 2008 Summer Olympics

5) Olympic Flag Posts

Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

6) Ski Jump Tower

Cortina D’ampezzo, Italy, 1956 Winter Olympics Venue

7) Olympic Village

Berlin, 1936 Summer Olympics Venue

8) Olympic Swimming Pool

Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

9) Olympic Village

Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

10) Kayak And Canoeing

Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

11) Ski Jump

Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics Venue

12) Barricades Outside The Stadium

Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

13) Bobsled Track

Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics Venue

14) Ski Jumping Tower

Grenoble, France, 1968 Winter Olympic Games

 

Read more from the Olympic Issue here  or follow the latest Olympic news here.

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