It would appear that as quick as olympic venues are put up these days, they fall even faster. Here are 30 images of abandoned olympic venues of the past. Some more recent than you would think.
Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics Ski Jump Medal Podium
Mount Igman Ski Jump
Top of Jump
Overgrown Bobsled Track
Graffiti on bottom turn of the track
Remains of the Olympic Village
Athens 2004 Summer Olympics Main Fountain Entrance
Diving pool at the Aquatic Center
OAKA Main Sports Hall
Field Hockey Stadium
Multi-Million dollar softball complex
1972 Munich Summer Olympics Abandoned Train Station
2008 Beijing Summer Olympics
“Bird’s Nest” Opening Ceremonies Venue
Beach Volleyball Stadium
Beijing Baseball Stadium
1936 Berlin Summer Olympics
Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics
Main Swimming Stadium.
The Olympics are a wonderful way to bring the world together, but this is an aftermath most people don't see. With the 2014 games finished in Sochi, you have to wonder what the $50 Billion pop-up city will look like years from now.