Former Olympic Sites Left Abandoned & Vandalized — See Greece, Beijing & More

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Aug. 9 2016, Updated 3:59 p.m. ET

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Click through RadarOnline.com’s eerie gallery of abandoned former Olympic sites seen across the world.

Italy – Cortina d’Ampezzo – Olympic ski jump landscape

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A landscape photo reveals the ski jump used for the 1956 Olympics in the city of Cortina d'Ampezzo, Veneto, Italy. Cortina had been unable to proceed with the scheduled 1944 Winter Olympics due to the Second World War, instead hosting the Winter Olympics in 1956, as well as a number of world winter-sports events.

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This photo from 2012 includes an abandoned training pool for athletes in Athens, left behind after the 2004 Games. Eight years after hosting the world-renowned events in the country they were first created, Greeks were more concerned with financial turmoil than maintaining the once magnificent location.

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Greece’s Former Olympic Venues

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In another area of Athens, laundry hangs to dry on fencing outside the 2004 Olympic Tae Kwon Do center. As many readers know, Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos won parliamentary approval for a $172 billion international bailout to keep the country's possible financial collapse at bay.

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Greece’s Former Olympic Venues

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An overgrown softball pitch and empty spectator stand is also leftover from the 2004 Olympic complex at Hellinikon, near Athens, Greece.

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Greece’s Former Olympic Venues

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Even an empty hockey pitch is still erected in Athens.

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Signs of Decay on the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Complex

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In February 2012, water was drained from the diving pool, which formed part of the Olympic Aquatic Centre in the 2004 Olympic Games Complex.

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Mojmilo Olympic Village In Sarajevo

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Another site is the Mojmilo Olympic villages in Novi Grad, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina, photographed in March 2015. The exterior facades captured exhibit damage from shelling during the war.

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Kosevo cemetery was built during the war on the site of former football practice pitches of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Kosevo cemetery was built during the war on the site of former football practice pitches of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Germany Brandenburg – Elstal: former Olympic Village; sport hall, interior view

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In Germany’s former Olympic village, Brandenburg , a sports hall’s interior remains eerily in tact.

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Germany Brandenburg – Elstal: former Olympic Village; swimming hall

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As does the swimming hall.

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