In Photos : 11 Abandoned Olympic Venues That Reveal A Darker Side Of The Games.

Since their beginning in the year 1896, Olympic games have been hosted in 19 different countries till date. And every four years means a different location and a different venue. And while it is easy to keep our focus only over the current tournament, the prior occurrence fades into obscurity.

Stadiums that were once filled with thousands of viewers rooting for their respective countries, waves of excitement & enthusiasm that once filled the atmosphere, are now home to nothing but silence and dead memories.

The games might be over here, but these venues continue to serve as a grim reminder to their respective countries and the whole world. A reminder of how much time and public money is wasted over hosting such events.

 

 

1. Sarajevo,Bosnia ( Venue For The 1984 Winter Olympics )

A decade after hosting the winter Olympics, a horrific civil war broke out in the country, shattering the foundations of the country.

The bobsled facility was converted into a artillery center during the war.

Abandoned Olympic Venues
Abandoned Olympic Venues

 

While this part of the course is used as a BMX bike racing track.

Abandoned Olympic Venues
Abandoned Olympic Venues