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Images: 15+ Abandoned Olympic Venues From Around The World

Published: August 8, 2016
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The Rio Olympics is the 28th Summer Olympic games. The first one took place in Greece in 1896 and since then the event has been held in 19 different countries.

But do you ever stop and wonder just what happened to all of those huge venues purposely built to host the world's most famous games? Well, take a look at the pictures below and wonder no more, because Bored Panda has compiled a list of abandoned Olympic stadiums and villages from around the world. From Beijing to Berlin, from Athens to Atlanta, these pictures serve to remind us that while the games may be over, the memories live on.

Bobsled Track, Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics Venue

Bobsled Track, Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics Venue

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Olympic Village, Berlin, 1936 Summer Olympics Venue

Olympic Village, Berlin, 1936 Summer Olympics Venue

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Beach Volleyball Venue, Beijing, 2008 Summer Olympics

Beach Volleyball Venue, Beijing, 2008 Summer Olympics

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Main Swimming Pool, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

Main Swimming Pool, Athens,  2004 Summer Olympics Venue

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Olympic Village, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

Olympic Village, Athens,  2004 Summer Olympics Venue

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Olympic Sports Complex, Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics Venue

Olympic Sports Complex, Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics Venue

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

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

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Roads With Huge Potholes, Sochi, 2014 Winter Olympics

Roads With Huge Potholes, Sochi, 2014 Winter Olympics

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Olympic Canoe And Kayak Slalom Center, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

Olympic Canoe And Kayak Slalom Center, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

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Ski Jump, Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics Venue

Ski Jump, Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics Venue

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Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, 1996 Summer Olympics Venue

Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, 1996 Summer Olympics Venue

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Kayaking Competition Venue, Beijing, 2008 Summer Olympics

Kayaking Competition Venue, Beijing, 2008 Summer Olympics

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Fountain In Olympic Village, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

Fountain In Olympic Village, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

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Olympic Baseball Stadium, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

Olympic Baseball Stadium, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

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Olympic Flag Posts, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

Olympic Flag Posts, Athens,  2004 Summer Olympics Venue

Softball Stadium, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

Softball Stadium, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

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

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

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Beach Volleyball Centre, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

Beach Volleyball Centre, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

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Barricades Outside The Stadium, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

Barricades Outside The Stadium, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

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Tennis Court, Atlanta, 1996 Summer Olympics Venue

Tennis Court, Atlanta, 1996 Summer Olympics Venue

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Olympic Games Cauldron, Atlanta, 1996 Summer Olympics Venue

Olympic Games Cauldron,  Atlanta, 1996 Summer Olympics Venue

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Swimming Pool, Berlin, 1936 Summer Olympics Venue

Swimming Pool, Berlin, 1936 Summer Olympics Venue

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Diving Pool, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

Diving Pool, Athens, 2004 Summer Olympics Venue

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Olympic Rings, Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics Venue

Olympic Rings, Sarajevo, 1984 Winter Olympics Venue

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Olympic Village, Berlin, 1936 Summer Olympics Venue

Olympic Village, Berlin, 1936 Summer Olympics Venue

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