Olympic venues: Where are they now?
A look at what happened to Olympic venues after the games are over. Some become beautiful destinations, while others are completely abandoned.
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Olympic venues: Where are they now?
Aerial view taken 08 August 1936 in Berlin of the Olympic stadium (background) and the Olympic swimming pool (front) . (Photo credit should read CORR/AFP/Getty Images) TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY JEROME RASETTI View of the swimming pool in the 1936 Olympic village in Elstal, west of Berlin on May 5, 2008. The village, which housed over 4.000 athletes for the notorious 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, then under Nazi rule, was used as barracks for the German army shortly afterwards, and from 1945 as barracks for Russian officers, until the Russian army's final withdrawal in 1992. AFP PHOTO JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)—
A general view of the Olympic skating rink in Cortina, Italy, as Boris Shilkov of Soviet Russia passes the finishing line to win the 5,000 metre speed skating event. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) CORTINA-TOBLACH, ITALY - JANUARY 03: (FRANCE OUT) Calle Halfvarsson of Sweden competes during the FIS Cross-Country World Cup Tour de Ski Men's Pursuit on January 03, 2014 in Cortina-Toblach, Italy. (Photo by Vianney Thibaut/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)—
Wolfgang Hoppe and Dietmar Schauerhammer of East Germany give victory salute as they approach finish of two-man bobsled competition at the XIV Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 11, 1984 in Sarajevo to win the gold medal. Winner's time was 3.25.56. (AP Photo/Giulio Broglio) The disused bobsleigh track from the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics is seen on Mount Trebevic, near Saravejo September 19, 2013. Abandoned and left to crumble into oblivion, most of the 1984 Winter Olympic venues in Bosnia's capital Sarajavo have been reduced to rubble by neglect as much as the 1990s conflict that tore apart the former Yugoslavia. The bobsleigh and luge track at Mount Trebevic, the Mount Igman ski jumping course and accompanying objects are now decomposing into obscurity. The bobsleigh and luge track, which was also used for World Cup competitions after the Olympics, became a Bosnian-Serb artillery stronghold during the war and is nowadays a target of frequent vandalism. The clock is now ticking towards the 2014 Winter Olympics, with October 29 marking 100 days to the opening of the Games in the Russian city of Sochi. Picture taken on September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: SPORT BOBSLEIGH SOCIETY OLYMPICS) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 13 OF 23 FOR PACKAGE 'SARAJEVO'S WINTER OLYMPIC LEGACY'. TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'DADO IGMAN'—
13 Feb 1998: General view of the nordic combined ski jump event during the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn /Allsport View from the top of the Ski Jump at Hakuba.—
ATHENS, GREECE - AUGUST 13: Sport / Diverses: Olympische Spiele Athen 2004, Athen; Eroeffnungsfeier im Olympia Stadium; Im Wassermeer entzuendeten sich die Olympischen Ringe 13.08.2004. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Bongarts/Getty Images) ATHENS, GREECE - FEBRUARY 18: Graffiti covers a vent adjacent to the Olympic Stadium in the 2004 Olympic Games Complex on February 18, 2012 in Athens, Greece. In 2004 the Olympics returned to Greece, the birthplace of the ancient and modern Olympic Games, however the legacy of the Games has been called into question with many facilities falling into disrepair less than 8 years after they were held. Following a meeting on Wednesday, finance ministers across the Eurozone are calling for greater scrutiny and oversight of Greece's proposed budget cuts in order to approve the latest 130 billion euro bailout package. The package, which is anticipated to be finalised on February 20, 2012, is essential for Greece to avoid defaulting on a 14.5 billion euro bond it is due to repay in mid-March. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)—
Slalom at Athens
ATHENS - AUGUST 20: Benjamin Kudjow Thomas Boukpeti of Togo turns for a gate during the men's K-1 class slalom semifinal on August 20, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Schinias Olympic Slalom Centre in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Benjamin Kudjow Thomas Boukpeti Athens, GREECE: TO GO WITH AFP STORY "One year after 2004 Olympics, Athens struggling with Games legacy" Picture taken 01 July 2005 shows a view of the Olympic canoe-kayak slalom venue, part of the Helliniko Olympic Complex used during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, in Athens. Ten months after hosting the 2004 Olympics, the Greek capital of four million seems to be returning to familiar sights and sounds - traffic congestion, parking chaos, street demos and blaring car horns. AFP PHOTO/LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)—
Pagentry during the Opening Ceremonies of the XX Winter Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Torino, Italy on February 10, 2006. (Photo by S. Levin/Getty Images) TURIN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 08: A general view during the Australian Wallabies captain's run at Olimpico Stadium on November 8, 2013 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)TURIN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 08: A general view during the Australian Wallabies captain's run at Olimpico Stadium on November 8, 2013 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)—
1980 Olympic Village (Moscow) Organizers constructed eighteen 16-story towers to house athletes for the Games, but due to the US-led boycott only a handful of the buildings were actually used. Afterwards the units were given to state employees, and the Olympic Village is still a vibrant part of the city.—
BEIJING - AUGUST 15: Grant Hackett of Australia (2nd R) leads the field as he competes in the Men's 1500m Freestyle Heats held at the National Aquatics Centre during Day 7 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 15, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) A visitor stands next to a water slide in the newly re-launch National Aquatics Center, better known as the Water Cube, in Beijing on August 8, 2010. Adults have to pay 200 yuan (30 USD) to enter the park and a ticket for children will cost 160 yuan, a report said -- a high price in a city where the minimum wage comes to 960 yuan (145 USD) a month, as the Beijing's Olympic aquatic centre reopened as Asia's largest indoor water park. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)—
Olympic Village (Rome) Built to house the athletes of the 1960 Summer Games, it is now residential apartments. Architects: Vittorio Cafiero, Adalberto Libera, Amedeo Luccichenti, Vincenzo Monaco and Luigi Moretti.—
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Fireworks over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games near Olympic Park on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: People walk towards the Olympic stadium as they explore the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park during the Open East Festival on July 27, 2013 in London, England. Open East Festival marks the one year anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony as well as the start of the phased opening of the Park to the public. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)—