As quickly as cities rise up to host the Olympics, they seem to fall even faster. After the final national anthem is played, the only thing left for these epic coliseums is wither and decay. It’s an eerie reality. Billions of dollars, thousands of hours of labor, and years later, this is what remains...
Sarajevo 1984 Winter OlympicsMount Igman Ski Jump in 1984
Athens 2004 Summer OlympicsMain Fountain Entrance
1972 Munich Summer Olympics Abandoned Train Station
2008 Beijing Summer Olympics“Bird’s Nest” Opening Ceremonies Venue
1936 Berlin Summer OlympicsOlympic Village
Helsinki 1952 Summer OlympicsMain 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 wrapping up in Sochi, you have to wonder what the $50 Billion pop-up city will look like years from now.
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