Abandoned Olympic Venues From Around The World Or Why It’s The Biggest Waste Of Money Ever

The Olympics were held in many different countries and many magnificent venues have been purposely built in each country to host the event. But what happens to them once the games are finished?

The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in south west Greece. Around 50,000 people would come to watch and take part from all over the Greek world, which was compiled of many Greek citiy-states. The Olympic Games were also a religious festival. They were held every four years in honour of the king of the gods, Zeus.

Winners were symbolically given a wreath of leaves, instead of gold, silver and bronze medals. The real price was the glory for their city and a hero’s welcome back home. The victory was seen as a sign of above, winners were treated as if they were touched by the gods. Right before the games would start, messengers were sent out to announce a peace, a ‘sacred truce’ which meant that all wars should be called off for the safety of people traveling to Olympia.

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Since then, the Olympics were held in many different countries and many magnificent venues have been purposely built in each country to host the event. But what happens to them once the games are finished?

Here are some of the abandon Olympic venues from all around the world: