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If you know me at all and follow my gallery, you know my love for the Abandoned subject.

Doesn't matter what it is, could be abandoned planes, cars, truck, homes, hospitals, orphanages, churches, power plants and mills, ships/boats....and now we can add Olympic Parks to that list.

Did you know that cities and countries spend Billions of dollars to host the Olympic Games, but most cities have no use for the building sites once the Olympics are over. They are often left totally abandoned to collect nothing but rust.

If you look it up online, you'll see most cities who have hosted are in that situation. Although not Vancouver who hosted the 2010 Olympics :)

Every single piece of infrastructure Vancouver built is still in use for the public. The Ice Oval built specifically for indoor Short Track and Long Track Speed Skating is now a popular gym and Community Center.

The Olympic Village was built to house all the Athletes and is now the home to hundreds if not thousands of Condo/Apartment owners downtown on the waterfront.

As a Canadian i'm proud of that achievement, its sad that many other Olympic Parks can't sustain the same.

The photo here shows part of the Abandoned Olympic Park in Athens Greece. So sad because its so beautiful, so elegant. I'm sure this long white form would light up and looked so attractive at night, even during the day it looks fantastic. We went walking around, hoping to get INSIDE the buildings, but they were totally locked up and there were guards onsite. I had debated if I should jump the fences and find a way inside but declined.

On a positive note, they were using the Olympic Pools, so perhaps there's a future there.

Hope you like this abstract form on the Olympic Site.
thanks for looking

I've added a WS photo of one abandoned building.

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