30 Unnerving Photos Of Deserted Olympic Stadiums
When the NFL Super Bowl comes to town it brings in a lot of revenue for that City. That event takes place in just one day. The Olympics take place throughout the course of just over 2 weeks. So it is safe to say that the revenue generated from the Olympic Games is high enough for towns to spend millions on making the stadiums. Check out what has happened to some of these Olympic stadiums after the Olympics were all said and done.
The Winter Olympics were held in Sarajevo in 1984. Today The Stadium lies dormant after millions of dollars were spent to develop it. As crazy as it sounds this actually ends up being the case for most of the sites for the Olympic Games.
Nearly a decade after Yugoslavia hosted the Olympic Games, the area ended up being split into several different countries. Two those countries were Bosnia and Herzegovina. The once Olympic site now lies as dormant as a ghost town.
In this photo we see the ruins of a slalom. the one site of the Olympic Games became a war zone. In what was once a safe place to be turned into a place to duck for cover.
During the Olympic Games this site was completely covered in snow with fans waiting and cheering for the skier to come down the ramp. It is a view that most skiers aspired to. But after so many years of decay this ski ramp now it looks like a scene from a horror movie.
usually this is a location reserved for celebration. With thousands of people gathered around and millions watching on television sets. today the site is abandoned and the run down the ruins of a previous site of war.
The judges stands were placed high above the ground to give them the best of view. The Olympics put on such a grand display it's unbelievable to think that the such a site could turn so drastically. While the structures are built to last, they are no longer maintained once the games are over.
Bobsleds at one point raced down this site trying to earn a gold medal. The site provided for many tactical advantages during the course that the war that took place in Sarajevo. It's amazing to see how much decay can come with just a certain amount of time.
This angle shows the craftsmanship that went into building the bobsled track. They are structures that need to be built with safety and are very difficult to demolish once they're done being used. You can see just how much time has passed from all the mall that has started to grow on the slide.
A site that was much viewed upon by most of the world has now become a graffiti artist Paradise. In a way it does at least make the environment look not as depressing as it already is. It's amazing to think how much money goes into a project that will only last for 16 days.
Another shot of some graffiti shows just how far it goes. The winding turns of the course allowed Olympian sledders to travel at very high speeds. Today no one does any kind of bobsledding here. No ice on the track...
This former Olympic village is now a complete disaster. It Once housed Olympians from all across the globe. Now it is a graveyard full of landmines. The people of Sarajevo have tried to demolish what is left , but there are still many of active landmines planted throughout the area.
Over 15 billion dollars was spent by Athens, Greece their version of the games. The summer 2004 games took place a little over a decade ago. Today most of the venues are crumbling.
this is an amazing shot of the shiny Olympic Aquatic Center in the 2004 Olympics. Their water is clear and blue. The capacity stands were filled easily.
Today the once beautiful lap pool doesn't look nearly as beautiful. The water is now gray and full of bugs. Rust litters the stands and the sun has aged the pool floor.
This volleyball arena looks like something out of a post-apocalyptic setting. The landscape can only grow brown weeds. All the money spent on this structure has gone to waste. The light towers once used to illuminate the court stand like watchtowers.
The OAKA sports hall looks like any other sports arena. You just have to ignore the blocks of concrete and you can almost imagine the crowds of people waiting to watch the Olympians play. The grass appears to be trampled and it’s obvious that this space hasn’t been used in quite some time.
this was once the site of an Olympian field hockey Court. Judging by the sideline area there has been much used to it since. There are posters and other trash that litter the surrounding area of the field.
The majority of Olympic stadiums are designed the same way. Most of the local towns have no interest in the sports that take place which is why they're usually never use again. It raises the question of whether the money that is spent is even worth it.
Many problems started to rise for Munich as a result of the Olympics being held in 1972. They had to build an entire transportation system around the games. Today the train station has nowhere to go and hasn't been used since the conclusion of the games. It is now covered in graffiti and overrun by grass.
China in particular was one of the countries that spend a lot of money for their Olympic display. They were very eager to impress the entire world. The modern design of the stadium ended up and pressing architects all over the world.
This particular site is a very great place to come and relax. Most of the time there's nobody around making it very difficult to imagine that there was thousands of people gathered here to watch Olympians compete. even though it is now an abandoned area is still a great view.
That once beautiful site is now this gray looking sculpture. People no longer go there as often to visit. It is a slight attraction for people, but Beijing has a lot more to offer than some old stadium.
Beach volleyball is not among one of the more popular sports in China. The majority of the people there have not even heard of the sport. Due to that fact, it comes as no surprise at the beach volleyball court is no longer used once the Olympic Games concluded.
these rowing canals look incredibly beautiful. The green grass against the gray sky makes for great scenery. It almost resembles a water park and looks like a very fun place.
This is what the once water park resembling beautiful area now looks like. The canals are in ruins and it looks like an abandoned water park. give me the amount of water it once held you would think that the city would be smart and just converted into a water park attraction.
The Beijing baseball stadium once resembled something major. It was modeled after some of the baseball parks in the U.S. and made things in China resemble that of the U.S.
The Beijing baseball park does not look nearly as awesome today as it once did. Instead of thousandds of fans there's a stray dog sitting on what used to be a set of stance. The area looks more like the outskirts of a prison area.
This was an Olympic BMX Track that is dilapidated. Snow has collected over top of it. Apparently the Chinese government found no use for the track after the games.
Adolf Hitler hosted the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. Once the games are over the country abandoned the ground due to the implications that it left politically. Given some of the events that took place here it is no wonder nobody wants to go back to it.
This abandoned looking Village was once used to house the Olympians during the Olympic Games. Today they just look like some huts that if you homeless man builds out in the woods. There are many interesting structures like this spread all throughout the outskirts of Berlin.
What was set as the main Amphitheater for the Olympic Games now looks like he goes there. The windows and the structure that are used are very primitive by today's standards. The barn light ceiling wasn't meant to make the room feel larger than it actually was.
This Olympic diving venue was a bit more Industrial. Structure such as this one would stand out from the landscape and Sky of Berlin. The pool had a very small wit but it was built deep so that divers would not get injured. Those stands have been empty for nearly a hundred years now.
This is the site of another once swimming stadium for the Olympics. This particular stadium was built in Helsinki for the 1952 Summer Olympics. The pretty looking pool floor and one down sides make it very hard to believe but there was ever water present here.
At one point Olympic swimmers still on these blocks waiting for the sound of the horn to set them free. Swimmers raced for the gold and shared emotions that ranged from great joy to the despair from defeat. Now the rust all over the bottom renders this place unfit for use.