Entertainment The abandoned Olympic village of Sochi after one year

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Fisht Stadium - built at a cost of £525 million - has been used twice only, he said, 'at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games'.

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    A view of the eerily silent lobby of the Tulip Inn hotel, which was packed with guests during the games but barely has a single customer now.

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    No entry for cars to the Olympic park, with the Sochi Expocentre on the left. At least two oligarchs involved in building the lavish facilities are dumping their toxic assets on the state - with Russian taxpayers picking up the bill.

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    Living apartments and housing that were never finished.

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    Empty chairs sit on empty balconies at the Bridge Resort hotel in Sochi where no has been seen since the Games.

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    The Olympic flame has long since gone out one year after the Winter Olympics was held. The park has been branded a 'museum of corruption'

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    http://allday.com/post/666-the-abandoned-buildings-from-sochi-and-other-olympic-venues/
     
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    Fillmore Fingers Sandy Vag Banned User

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    Welcome to Olympic hell
     
  3. Father O'Blivion

    Father O'Blivion Well-Known Member

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    That's such a colossal waste, I'm surprised it wasn't our government that was responsible.
     
  4. HPMikesLazyEYE

    HPMikesLazyEYE Well-Known Member

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    What? Every Olympics not in the USA ends this way.
     
  5. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Brazil is even worse. Soccer field in the Amazon
     
  7. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Really is a waste. About 2,000 families were moved out to build up Sochi and now it sits empty.
     
  8. Murcielago

    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    The IOC should have built a permanent Summer games facility in Greece long ago, those humps could have used the help.
     
  9. Mr Fantastic

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    Howard related. Looks as though Robin has been 'jogging' there recently :grad:


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  10. Father O'Blivion

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    It was a comment on wasteful spending, not the Olympics.
     
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    I thought Artie took a nap there myself.
     
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    Fillmore Fingers Sandy Vag Banned User

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    World Cups are also white elephants when held outside of Europe or North America.
     
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  13. beetlejosh

    beetlejosh "About a hundred feet taller." Gold

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    Didn't the bitch fly to Germany one weekend just to run
    for a bit, then fly back home?
     
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    No, Howard is going to run for Mayor on the platform that this repair should be done at night...





    ...too obscure?
     
  15. beetlejosh

    beetlejosh "About a hundred feet taller." Gold

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    I knew a girl named, Sochi...I thought it was funny.
     
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    My sister was there as a physical therapist for the U.S. ski team. Said everything was awful. 2 hour train rides to venues.
     
  17. Stu Blumpkin

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    The Olympics are a financial disaster for all taxpayers anywhere.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    No. That was his big platform when he was running for Governor haha.
     
  19. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    They really are. Not sure why anyone would want these games anymore.
     
  20. Stu Blumpkin

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    Corruption and payoff's to Oligarchs in the host country. Worse than Fifa