The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

• Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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Since the closing of the Olympic Games in Rio's only been 6 months, and most of the Olympic venues are already falling apart. The reason is simple - the city did not have enough money for their service, to attract athletes and tourists too it is impossible, so the entire Olympic Park stands empty and derelict. And given the crime that prevails in Brazil, it is not difficult to guess that a year later disassemble brick by brick. We have already begun to steal the wiring, fire extinguishers and equipment.

Generally Olympics often a big problem for the city. I have been on many former Olympic sites, it is very rarely possible to integrate them into a calm city life. Even in Moscow, built for the Olympics in 80 stadiums and numerous sports facilities now look foreign bodies in the urban environment.

I suggest a walk at the Olympic Park in Rio and see what it looks like half a year later.

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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This is the "Maracana", the largest stadium in Brazil. In 2016, there have been opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. And this is where soccer matches were played the Olympic Games. Now the stadium in a derelict state ...

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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The reason is that the authorities, organizers of the Olympic Stadium and the owners could not agree which of them will pay for the expense of the size of almost a million dollars for electricity and facility maintenance. As a result, electricity is cut off ...

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

Photo: Vanderlei Almeida / AFP / Getty Images The stadium was built from scratch. He has been here since 1950 and it just was restored in 2010-1012, respectively. The restoration has cost 400 million euros, and it was dedicated to the World Cup in 2014. During the 2016 Olympics Stadium, enjoyed little. The last event held here in December, it was a charity match. Since the stadium is completely abandoned.

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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But two months sufficed ... Vandals povyryvali thousand seats.

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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Stolen electronic scoreboard.

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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Torn skin on the chairs. While some were hoping that things will be different. For example, a quote Mauricio Santoro, a political scientist at the State University of Rio de Janeiro: "Maracana" - is the main symbol of how organized games. Most people will never come on a golf course or other Olympic venues. But with the "Maracanã" everything is different. This jewel in the crown. "

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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Since the stadium looks from the outside. Federation of Rio de Janeiro football fears that more will only get worse. Formally, the stadium is the home arena for the four football clubs, but they are not in use

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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Olympic water sports stadium. Its facade is decorated with translucent paintings by Brazilian artist Adriana Varedzho now they are peeled and torn.

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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A training pool filled with rain water, dirt and dead insects.

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

Photo: Pilar Olivares / Reuters Since aquatic center looks inside.

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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And this is the Olympic golf course, in the arrangement of which invested 16 million euros. After the Olympics, the Brazilian Confederation of Golf could not attract enough players here. Money for the service object is not enough.

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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Built for the Olympics modular houses on the golf course now too abandoned.

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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On the fence around the sports complex "Deodoro" sees the announcement: "We are closed during the renovation pool, back in January. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! "In general, the area around the" Deodoro "after the Olympics were going to be turned into a large park. But in December, the mayor's office terminated the contract with the company that was supposed to do. Now the local Olympic Committee is seeking a new contractor who would be able to take control of a sports complex in his hands.

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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This is the "Carioca Arena", there were competitions in basketball, fencing and martial arts.

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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This Olympic tennis center. In early February, there were competitions in beach volleyball, and the object was also thrown up to this point.

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later, The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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Theresa Williamson, director of the non-governmental organization that has been supporting people living in the slums of people believes that the Olympic Park abandoned due to the general economic recession in the city: "Because of the Olympics is the Rio experienced the most rapid growth of the economy, and because of it the same Now here there is the most rapid fall. Losses tolerate everything. "

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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According to residents, the only positive thing that remained after the Olympics - is the improvement of the public transport system. But it touched only the affluent areas.

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro: six months later,

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In no country of the world there is no successful cases of operation of the Olympic heritage without a complete reconstruction. Normal city does not need as many sports facilities such capacity. In London, for example, the former Olympic Park after the Games have begun to build up housing, it is almost completely rebuilt. The Sochi Mountain Cluster turned into a resort, it's good. However, a railway line was unprofitable, and the train now there are very rare. It is possible that with time it will have to be dismantled, because after the Olympics to drive empty trains are not profitable. But with the stadium issue. Most of the time the Olympic Park in Sochi stands empty. Huge space, filled with asphalt, which were necessary in 2014, now stand idle. They are very expensive to maintain, and not for nothing. And we need to reconstruct the Olympic Park, of course, otherwise he will be a monument to the Olympics, sucking a lot of money on the maintenance of order.