20 Abandoned Olympic Venues Across The Globe….Eerie

In light of the current summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, here are 20 former Olympic venues, completely abandoned. It goes to show you how the Olympics are just glitz and glam, on a temporary basis. It’s a true shame how these venues have gone to complete waste. Everyone has forgotten them. A memory lost eternally. They’re alone, abandoned, and creepy looking.

Olympic Village, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

An abandoned training pool for athletes at the Olympic Village.


Pool, Berlin, 1936 Summer Olympics Venue

A deserted pool used during the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.


Soviet Venue, Tallinn, 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics

Old Soviet venue built for the Moscow Olympics in the 1980. Located in Tallinn, Estonia.


Taekwondo Stadium, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

The Taekwondo Olympic Stadium at Faliro Olympic Complex.


Kayaking Competition Venue, Beijing, 2008 Summer Olympics

The deserted and unmaintained former venue for the kayaking competition of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, can be seen on the outskirts of Beijing, March 27, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the “Bird’s Nest”, and the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the “Water Cube”, are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008.


 Ski Jumping Tower, Grenoble, France, 1968 Winter Olympic Games


Training Pool, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue


Olympic Games Cauldron, Atlanta, 1996 Summer Olympics Venue

The 1996 Olympic Games cauldron is seen, Aug. 20, 2011 in Atlanta. The cauldron was moved from its original location.


Olympic Village, Berlin, 1936 Summer Olympics Venue


The Central Stadium, Sochi, 2014 Winter Olympics Venue

The Central Stadium for the Winter Olympics 2014 is seen through the window of a derelict house in the Sochi, Feb. 18, 2013.

Cinema In The Olympic Village, Mexico City, 1968 Summer Olympics

During the Games, the cinema hosted movie nights and other entertainment for the athletes.

Swimming Pool, Berlin, 1936 Summer Olympics Venue

View of the swimming pool in the 1936 Olympic village in Elstal, west of Berlin. The village, which housed over 4.000 athletes for the notorious 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, then under Nazi rule, was used as barracks for the German army shortly afterwards, and from 1945 as barracks for Russian officers, until the Russian army’s final withdrawal in 1992.

Olympic Village, Berlin, 1936 Summer Olympics Venue

The first permanent Olympic village. The athletes were impressed – each house had its own steward and there had never been a swimming pool before at an Olympic village.

Fountain In Olympic Village, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

The remains of a fountain decorated with the Olympic rings and graffiti-defaced marble blocks dedicated to Greek Olympic medal winners are seen here decapitating in 2012.

Olympic Stadium Train Stop, Munich, 1972 Summer Olympics


Ski Jump Tower, Cortina D’ampezzo, Italy, 1956 Winter Olympics Venue

Interesting fact about these ski jumping towers is that the Swiss jumper, Andreas Dascher introduced a new style of jumping, which would soon come to be known as the Dascher technique. Before these Games, 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. Adherents to this new style dominated the competition.

Tennis Court, Atlanta, 1996 Summer Olympics Venue

The derelict netting and scoreboard in the background on a tennis court stand at the Stone Mountain Tennis Center, home of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games tennis events, in Stone Mountain, Georgia, July 19, 2016. The permanent tennis facility built in a corner of Stone Mountain Park quickly became a money-loser and now sits idle, weeds growing through the outer courts and the scoreboard in disrepair.

Olympic Rings, Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics Venue

The Olympic rings on a tower above what used to be the figure skating arena.

Lake Tower, Atlanta, 1996 Summer Olympics Venue

The tower at Lake Lanier Olympic Park, home of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games rowing events, stands after being renovated in Gainesville, Georgia, July 19, 2016. This man-made lake still has its rowing facilities, which have been used for major competitions over the last two decades.

Beach Volleyball Venue, Beijing, 2008 Summer Olympics

The 2008 Beijing Olympics venue for the competition lies deserted and un-maintained in central Beijing, April 2, 2012.
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Via Imgur


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