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LOOK INSIDE THE ABANDONED STADIUMS OF PAST OLYMPICS

As we gear up for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, let's take a look at what's left behind when the sporting events come to an end

 LOOK INSIDE THE ABANDONED STADIUMS OF PAST OLYMPICS

2008 Beijing Olympics venue

PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID GRAY

The 2008 Beijing Olympics venue for the beach volleyball competition lies deserted and unmaintained in central Beijing April 2, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the National Stadium, better known as the "Bird's Nest", and the National Aquatics Center, better known as the "Water Cube", are now used for cultural and sports events

Broken seats

PHOTOGRAPH BY YORGOS KARAHALIS

Broken seats are seen at the abandoned baseball stadium at the Hellenikon Olympic complex in Athens July 16, 2014

view of the derelict medals podium

PHOTOGRAPH BY DADO RUVIC

A view of the derelict medals podium at the disused ski jump from the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics on Mount Igman, near Sarajevo September 19, 2013

disused ski jump

PHOTOGRAPH BY DADO RUVIC

The disused ski jump from the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics on Mount Igman in 2013

Downhill bikers Kemal Mulic

PHOTOGRAPH BY DADO RUVIC

Downhill bikers Kemal Mulic (C), Tarik Hadzic (L) and Kamer Kolar train on the disused bobsled track from the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics on Trebevic mountain near Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 8, 2015

podium is seen inside the marble Panathinaikon stadium

PHOTOGRAPH BY YANNIS BEHRAKIS

A podium is seen inside the marble Panathinaikon stadium in Athens July 29, 2014. The Panathinaikon stadium was the venue of the first modern Olympics in 1896

Olympic Aquatics stadium

PHOTOGRAPH BY MARIO TAMA

The Olympic Aquatics stadium stands mostly abandoned at Olympic Park on March 18, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Seven months after the Rio hosted the first Olympic games in South America, many of the costly venue sites have been mostly abandoned

Olympic Canoe

PHOTOGRAPH BY MILOS BICANSKI

General view of the Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom Center at the Helliniko Olympic complex in Athens, Greece on July 31, 2014

view of a swimming pool

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The view of a swimming pool in the former Olympic Village in Athens, Greece on July 31, 2014. Ten years ago the XXVIII Olympiad was held in Athens from the 13th - 29th August with the motto "Welcome Home"

References : Nationalgeographic

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