Deserted Olympic Venues Present How A lot Cash Is Wasted On The Video games

Brazil has obtained fairly a little bit of criticism for spending billions on the Olympic video games whereas suspending tasks that might profit the nation’s struggling residents. The federal government’s response has been that the infrastructure constructed for the video games will serve the nation for years to return. However will it actually?

The Rio Olympics is the 28th Summer time Olympic video games held since their rebirth in Greece again in 1896. Since then the occasion has been held in 19 totally different nations and the argument concerning the longevity of the infrastructure constructed for the video games has not all the time stood the check of time. To showcase this, Bored Panda has compiled an inventory of 15 Olympic venues that had been left deserted quickly after the Video games completed.

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#1 Bobsled Monitor, Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics Venue

The disused bobsled observe from the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics is seen on Mount Trebevic, close to Sarajevo, September 19, 2013. Deserted and left to crumble into oblivion, many of the 1984 Winter Olympic venues in Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo have been diminished to rubble by neglect as a lot because the 1990s battle that tore aside the previous Yugoslavia.



Picture supply: Dado Ruvic

#2 Bobsleigh Monitor, Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics

The bobsleigh and luge observe at Mount Trebevic, the Mount Igman ski-jumping course and associated infrastructure are crumbling increasingly with every passing yr. However adrenaline, worry and exhilaration are again on the bobsleigh observe as downhill bikers Kemal Mulic, Tarik Hadzic and Kamer Kolar practice on the graffiti-covered concrete.


Picture supply: Dado Ruvic

#three Olympic Village, Athens, 2004 Summer time Olympics Venue

An deserted coaching pool for athletes on the Olympic Village.


Picture supply: Thanassis Stavrakis/AP

#Four Swimming Pool, Berlin, 1936 Summer time Olympics Venue

View of the swimming pool within the 1936 Olympic village in Elstal, west of Berlin. The village, which housed over 4.000 athletes for the infamous 1936 Olympic Video games in Berlin, then underneath Nazi rule, was used as barracks for the German military shortly afterwards, and from 1945 as barracks for Russian officers, till the Russian military’s ultimate withdrawal in 1992.


Picture supply: Peter Bromley

#5 Olympic Sports activities Complicated, Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics Venue

A graveyard has been established in what was as soon as a part of the Olympic Sports activities Complicated in Sarajevo for the 1984 Winter Olympics.


Picture supply: Michael J. Haggerty

#6 Ski Leaping Tower, Grenoble, France, 1968 Winter Olympic Video games


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#7 Ski Soar Tower, Cortina D’ampezzo, Italy, 1956 Winter Olympics Venue

Fascinating truth about these ski leaping towers is that the Swiss jumper, Andreas Dascher launched a brand new fashion of leaping, which might quickly come to be generally known as the Dascher method. Earlier than these Video games, the athletes would maintain their arms ahead over their heads. Dascher reasoned that if the athlete held his arms at his aspect he would fly farther. Adherents to this new fashion dominated the competitors.


Picture supply: Fabio Gregoroni

#eight Principal Swimming Pool, Athens, 2004 Summer time Olympics Venue

Seats for reporters stay desolate in 2014.


Picture supply: Kyodo News/ Newscom

#9 Kayak And Canoeing Venue, Athens, 2004 Summer time Olympics Venue


Picture supply: Ioanna Sakellaraki

#10 Seashore Volleyball Venue, Beijing, 2008 Summer time Olympics

The 2008 Beijing Olympics venue for the competitors lies abandoned and unmaintained in central Beijing, April 2, 2012.


Picture supply: David Gray/Reuters

#11 Olympic Canoe And Kayak Slalom Heart, Athens, 2004 Summer time Olympics Venue

View on the Helliniko Olympic advanced in 2014.


Picture supply: Milos Bicanski

#12 Barricades Outdoors The Stadium, Athens, 2004 Summer time Olympics Venue


Picture supply: Арыстан Аубакир

#13 Olympic Village, Berlin, 1936 Summer time Olympics Venue

Abandoned homes for the athletes within the former Olympic Village for the 1936 Berlin Olympic Video games.


Picture supply: Martin Sachse/Getty Images

#14 Olympic Mascots Lie Undesirable, Beijing, 2008 Summer time Olympics

Nini, left, and Yingying, two of the 5 mascots for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Video games, are seen mendacity amongst timber behind an deserted, by no means accomplished mall in Beijing. The fallen mascots are a reminder of the excessive prices of internet hosting the occasion. Their derelict state displays the challenges that China has confronted to find new makes use of for its Olympic investments, with many venues falling into disrepair and a few building tasks left incomplete.


Picture supply: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

#15 Olympic Flag Posts, Athens, 2004 Summer time Olympics Venue


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