Abandoned Olympic Sites Around The Globe (54 pics)

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One decade later, civil war broke out amid the breakup of what during the Olympics was the country of Yugoslavia.
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Some of the Olympic venues were repurposed and used as military facilities.
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The bobsled facility was turned into an artillery stronghold during the war.
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Today the heavily graffitied course is sometimes used for BMX races.
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A dog walks past the Kosevo Stadium, where the opening ceremonies were held.
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And weeds grow over the walls of the Kosevo Stadium.
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The abandoned ski jump at Mount Igman.
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Seating is overrun with grass and weeds.
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Another angle of the ski jump.
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The track itself is covered in debris.
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The ski jump through a broken window.
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The Olympic rings on a tower above what used to be the figure skating arena.
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This is what's left of the figure skating facility, Zetra Hall.
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Atlanta hosted the Summer Olympics in 1996. The Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was used for baseball, but was demolished in 1997. The space was turned into 4,000 parking spaces.
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The cauldron was moved from Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Stadium when the stadium was renamed Turner Field and repurposed for the Braves. The cauldron now sits idly overlooking a highway, and Turner Field will be demolished in 2017.
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Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics and will host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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A sign from the area where the baseball stadium once stood.
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A stray dog on a field that was once inside the baseball stadium.
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A makeshift broom in what was once an Olympic "green area."
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Tourists next to the rings in a former "green area" from the Olympics.
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The parking lot for the cycling stadium is now used for driving tests.
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A rusting sign from the kayaking facility.
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A security guard with a flat tire from his bicycle at the kayaking venue.
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The three empty poles in the left of the shot once flew country flags of medal-winning Olympians.
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The BMX facility.
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Many of their stadiums are shut out from the public, like the beach volleyball facility.
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A promotional banner for beach volleyball still stands.
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Panels on the outside of the beach volleyball facility are falling off.
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A boat sails past the stands and observation tower from the rowing facility.
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The polluted waters near the facility.
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Athens went $15 billion over its budget to prepare for the 2004 Summer Olympics.
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Greece shouldered the cost overruns, and many of the facilities have fallen into disuse.
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The Olympic Village is abandoned.
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The city planned to turn the Olympic Village into public housing.
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Thousands of families applied to live there, but the whole project fell through.
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Seating areas are overgrown with weeds.
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And stairs and covered in rust.
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The canoe and kayak facility was the first in Olympic history to be filled with saltwater rather than freshwater.
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Now it's abandoned.
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And dry in patches.
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There's graffiti everywhere.
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Beach volleyball practice courts are growing wild.
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The beach volleyball venue from a distance.
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Inside, it's a nightmare.
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And useless.
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Weeds are everywhere.
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A pool at the Olympic Village is filthy.
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And polluted.
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Frogs have found homes, at least.
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Frogs have found homes, at least.
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The tracks are still used by some, but it doesn't mean they're in good shape.
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The field hockey facility.
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And an old podium.
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