Olympics for any country means spending billions just to accommodate all the athletes and visitors, whether in summer or winter, is a costly business. Olympics set back Sochi $51 billion, London $11.6 billion and Beijing at least $40 billion. Not insignificant sums.
It’s not always that these installations provide long term infrastructure that provides generations a chance to get active, the globe is littered with the rusting husks of former Olympic venues. From stadiums to ski jumps, landscapes around the world are covered with the remnants of forgotten contests.
Check out these few lonely and spooky abandoned venues from contests past.