Fans are going crazy over the 28th Summer Olympic Games, The Rio Olympics. The first one took place in Greece in 1896 and since then the event has been held in 19 different countries.
But have you ever thought what happened to all of those huge venues purposely built to host the world’s most famous games? If not then these photographs will surely give you a shock! From Beijing to Berlin, from Athens to Atlanta, these pictures serve to remind us that while the games may be over, the memories live on.
The disused bobsled track from the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics is seen on Mount Trebevic, near Sarajevo, September 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.
These Sky Towers helped the swiss jumper, Andreas Dascher to introduce a new style of jumping, which would soon come to be known as the Dascher technique. Earlier, the athletes would hold their arms forward over their heads. Dascher reasoned that if the athlete held his arms at his side he would fly farther.
Training pool for athletes at the Olympic village left abandoned.
Swimming pool in the 1936 Olympic village left unkept in Elstal, west of Berlin. The village housed over 4.000 athletes for the notorious 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin under Nazi rule, Soon after was used as barracks for the German army and from 1945 as barracks for Russian officers, until the Russian army’s final withdrawal in 1992.
A beautiful view of an abandoned ski jumping tower.
A graveyard got established over Olympic Sports Complex in Sarajevo for the 1984 Winter Olympics.
The venue which was once used for beach volleyball lying unmaintained and deserted.
Two of the five mascots for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, are seen lying among trees behind an abandoned, never-completed mall in Beijing.
Seats for reporters remain desolate in 2014.
The deserted houses for the athletes in the former Olympic Village for the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
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