Abandoned Olympic villages

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Had this idea to look for past ones during the Olympics but forgot until now. Amazing what happens to some of them. War, neglect, politics, time etc.

    Sarajevo 1984

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    Same thing with a lot of the venues from China and Greece.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Bejing....


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    Beijing's Kayak park


    Athens...

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    Beijing was just a few years ago. Wow.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Yeah just threw them up. Couldn't post all the pictures in one post.

    It's amazing.
     
  6. Rupert Pupkin

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    Most of the 1960 Olympic winter game venues in Squaw Valley, California are long gone. The speed skating track almost immediately, then the hockey arena in 1983. The host city never even built a bobsled track.

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    Team USA won the Hockey Gold Medal in 1960

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    I tried looking for more pictures and it seems it all has to do with how shitty the country is. Canada and Japan I saw still have they're stadiums and venues in beautiful condition and re-purpose them.
    The 1998 Japan Winter Olympic Stadium in Nagano was re-purposed as a major league (Japanese equivalent) baseball training center. I guess in shittier countries they just throw a large % of they're domestic spending into these monstrosities and when the cameras leave they forget they even built them. I guess it's just a opportunity for good press where I feel countries like Japan and Canada actually enjoy hosting the games.
     
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    Beijing's main stadium looked awesome from the outside.

    Does a city make enough $ to justify the extreme expense? (Russia not included - the lion's share of the $51b was embezzled).
     
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    Hopefully Chimney Manor and Pelican Bay will look like this someday.
     
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    No. But when is the last time a government cared about getting an ROI?
     
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    Heard a sport show where the host thought that there should be permanent Summer/Winter Games venues.......Sounds like a good idea to me....................
     
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    Munich is actually in great shape. That photo is misleading.
     
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    Pretty amazing that in Rome you see ruins that are 1000+ years old that still resemble their original form. Look at those structures in Greece...what was that, ten years ago? Wow.

    another good thread Laser. :munch:
     
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    Well of course...............White folks live there...........:c
     
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    With all that's gone on in Sarajevo since 84, it's no surprise that the olympic village is a mess. Hard to believe that some of the villages in cities that held Olympics more recently are in such bad shape.
     
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    Sarajevo 1984

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    Wow, such a startling waste. :nocheer:

    Good pics LT! :hat:
     
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    They are gonna fill the Sochi stadiums with dead Crimeans, homosexuals, punk rock girls and journalists.
     
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    Sochi will definitely be abandoned and run down with 2-3 years. No doubt.
     
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    Munich's Olympic Train Station

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