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  • Athens

    A view of the disused Olympic softball stadium in Athens, June 11, 2012. After the games there in 2004, the village was used as a worker housing project. Eight years later, many of the venues remained abandoned or rarely used.
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  • Athens

    View of the Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom Center at the Helliniko Olympic complex in Athens, Greece, July 31, 2014.
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  • Athens

    Seats for reporters at the main swimming pool for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens remain desolate, Aug. 20, 2014.
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  • Athens

    The remains of a fountain decorated with the Olympic rings and graffiti-defaced marble blocks dedicated to Greek Olympic medal winners are seen at the former Olympic village on the northern fringes of Athens, Aug. 2, 2012.
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  • Athens

    View of derelict stands at the Olympic Baseball Stadium at the Helliniko Olympic complex in Athens, Greece, July 31, 2014. Due to Greece's economic frailties after the Olympic Games, there has been no further investment and the majority of the newly constructed stadiums now lie abandoned.
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  • Atlanta

    The Olympic Caldron can be seen in the foreground, as explosive charges weaken the Fulton County Stadium, Aug. 2, 1997, in Atlanta. The stadium, home of the Braves from1966-1996, was imploded to make room for a parking.
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  • Atlanta

    The 1996 Olympic Games cauldron is seen, Aug. 20, 2011 in Atlanta. The cauldron was moved from its original location.
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  • Atlanta

    The tower at Lake Lanier Olympic Park, home of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games rowing events, stands after being renovated in Gainesville, Georgia, July 19, 2016. This man-made lake still has its rowing facilities, which have been used for major competitions over the last two decades.
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  • Atlanta

    The derelict netting and scoreboard in the background on a tennis court stand at the Stone Mountain Tennis Center, home of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games tennis events, in Stone Mountain, Georgia, July 19, 2016. The permanent tennis facility built in a corner of Stone Mountain Park quickly became a money-loser and now sits idle, weeds growing through the outer courts and the scoreboard in disrepair.
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  • Atlanta

    A scoreboard in derelict condition stands at the Stone Mountain Tennis Center, home of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games tennis events, in Stone Mountain, Georgia, July 19, 2016.
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  • Beijing

    The 2008 Beijing Olympics venue for the beach volleyball competition lies deserted and unmaintained in central Beijing, April 2, 2012.
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  • Beijing

    The deserted and unmaintained former venue for the kayaking competition of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, can be seen on the outskirts of Beijing, March 27, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the "Bird's Nest", and the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the "Water Cube", are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008.
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  • Beijing

    Nini, left, and Yingying, two of the five mascots for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, are seen lying among trees behind an abandoned, never-completed mall in Beijing. The fallen mascots are a reminder of the high costs of hosting the event. Their derelict state reflects the challenges that China has faced in finding new uses for its Olympic investments, with many venues falling into disrepair and some construction projects left incomplete.
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  • Berlin

    Decaying building in the former Olympic Village for the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
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  • Berlin

    Deserted houses for the athletes in the former Olympic Village for the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
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  • Berlin

    Decaying building in the once Olympic Village for the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
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  • Berlin

    A deserted pool used during the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
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  • London

    People walk past derelict buildings and a fenced off car park near the High Street in Stratford, east London, Aug. 15, 2012. Stratford welcomed the world for the 2012 Olympics, but it remains to be seen whether the biggest show on Earth will bring long-term benefits to residents in the impoverished London district.
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  • London

    A derelict street of former Royal Air Force personnel housing is seen at RAF Uxbridge in north London, April 27, 2012. Completely shut down since 2010, the huge old military base housed 2,000 athletes during the 1948 Olympics, in tandem with sites at Richmond Park and student accommodation in Willesden in west London.
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  • London

    Graffiti covers a derelict building near the site of the London 2012 Olympics in the East London borough of Stratford in London.
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  • Sarajevo

    The disused bobsled track from the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics is seen on Mount Trebevic, near Sarajevo, Sept. 19, 2013. Abandoned and left to crumble into oblivion, most of the 1984 Winter Olympic venues in Bosnia's capital Sarajevo have been reduced to rubble by neglect as much as the 1990s conflict that tore apart the former Yugoslavia.
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  • Sarajevo

    A view of the disused ski jump from the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics on Mount Igman, near Sarajevo, Sept. 19, 2013. Abandoned and left to crumble into oblivion, most of the 1984 Winter Olympic venues in Bosnia's capital Sarajevo have been reduced to rubble by neglect.
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  • Sochi

    The Central Stadium for the Winter Olympics 2014 is seen through the window of a derelict house in the Sochi, Feb. 18, 2013.
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  • Turin

    The ex-Olympic Village built for the athletes of the 2006 Turin Olympic Winter games is now abandoned, Sept. 20, 2010, in Turin, Italy.
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  • Turin

    The ex-Olympic Village built for the athletes of the 2006 Turin Olympic Winter games is now abandoned, Sept. 20, 2010, in Turin, Italy.
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  • Rio de Janeiro

    Seats jumbled in a pile inside Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 2, 2017, just six months after the summer Olympics were held there.
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  • Rio de Janeiro

    A view of the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, which was used for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, is seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 5, 2017.
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  • Rio de Janeiro

    An aerial view shows the Olympic park which was used for Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 15, 2017.
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