Older, less decrepit: the abandoned Olympic venues today
• Older worse decrepit: the abandoned Olympic venues today
Less than a week before the Olympic Games in Rio, and the event organizers hastily make the finishing touches.
The Olympic village was called uninhabitable, although athletes still have to be settled there, and mooring for sailing competitions was destroyed by three-meter waves. In addition, the cost of the Games is growing rapidly.
With each Olympics, more and more cities around the world are asking: is it worth it?
Springboard near Sarajevo, where the competition was held as part of the Winter Olympics - 1984.
Most of the cities just do not have the infrastructure required for a two-week deployment on its territory of thousands of athletes, coaches, spectators and media representatives. Amounts needed for the construction of Olympic facilities for advanced projects, grow, and studies suggest that the investment of billions of dollars in the two-week event - not the best investment.
pool where swimming competitions were held during the Summer Olympics in 1936 in Berlin. The worst cities for organizing the script - if after the Games the Olympic venues will be the fifth wheel in the cart, on which, moreover, has been spent an insane amount of money. This has already happened more than once with different cities around the world. Of course, the reasons for such a development in each case their own. The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, for example, was severely affected by the civil war that has caused the destruction of many of the Olympic venues, remaining after the Winter Olympics in 1984.
The Berlin Olympic village these days, perhaps, makes sombre reading.
Will the Rio on a similar path in the future?
Time does not spare anything, including panels socialist times.
Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta (Georgia, USA) hosted the competition Summer Olympics - 1996. In 1997, it was decided to demolish.
Olympic Torch Bowl has been moved from the Olympic Stadium in Atlanta, when he has been reconstructed into a home baseball stadium of the club, "Atlanta Braves". Now she proudly towers over the highway.
Chinese tourists looking over the fence at the National Stadium, also known as the "Bird's Nest", which carried out the opening and closing of the Summer Olympic Games - 2008.
A sign on an abandoned field in the center of Beijing, where once was located the baseball stadium.
Venue in beach volleyball during the Olympic Games - 2008 seems to be not in the best condition.
Lonely dog in an abandoned field, where once there was a baseball stadium.
Homemade broom lying there, where once during the Olympic Games - 2008 was a green zone.
parking near the racetrack is now used as a platform for test driving.
Abandoned concrete pedestal, which in 1984 awarded the winners of the competition Olympic Games - 1984 in Sarajevo.
An abandoned railway station near the Olympic stadium in Munich, which was built for the Summer Olympics - 1972.
Abandoned swimming pool, built for the Summer Olympics - 1952 in Helsinki.
Abandoned Olympic Hotel, Moscow.