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A Haunting Look At Abandoned Olympic Arenas Since 1936

The Olympics bring excitement and promise. Host cities invest billions and billions of dollars to create arenas, stadiums and villages. But what happens to these structures after the Olympics end? Take a look at this sad testament to spending without planning.

1. Sarajevo

Image source: www.ibu.edu.ba

Image source: www.ibu.edu.ba

The 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo brought excitement and unity to a region that was about to undergo major upheaval and a civil war. Between February 9 – 12, this bobsled and luge track at Mt. Trebević was an ice-covered hot spot. 50,000 spectators came to watch East Germany capture four medals in luge and four medals in the bobsled, including both bobsled golds. However…

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