Take a look at some of the abandoned Olympic venues that have been left behind over the years. Such a huge amount of waste for very little to no return.
With the quadrennial spectacle that is the Olympics, the media gets it's long awaited opportunity to progress through the usual reporting phases.
"The preparations are in disarray, the accommodation isn't ready for the athletes, the games may need to be cancelled, what a magnificent opening ceremony, this Olympics was one of the greatest ever".
What the media don't often tend to discuss, is the abandoned Olympic venues left behind at the conclusion of the games.Photo Credit: António Lima
I should highlight that this isn't always the case, such as Sydney where I live, but other parts of the world are a very different story.
With India and Rome now declining to host the Olympics, and the consideration that the cost projected of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are currently estimated to exceed 3 trillion yen ($30 billion).
I think the question that it raises is, is there no better use that could be made of these buildings? For the public debt accumulated to build these venues, there doesn't return on the investment to the public that owns them.
The Rio Olympics is the 28th Summer Olympic games. The first one took place in Greece in 1896, and since then the event has been held in 19 different countries.
But do you ever stop and wonder just what happened to all of those huge venues purposely built to host the world's most famous games?
Well, take a look at the pictures below and wonder no more, because Bored Panda has compiled a list of abandoned Olympic stadiums and villages from around the world. From Beijing to Berlin, from Athens to Atlanta, these pictures serve to remind us that while the games may be over, the memories live on.
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