ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Abandoned Olympic Sites

Updated on August 15, 2014
That Grrl profile image

Laura has been photographing historical, abandoned, and rural ruins in Ontario since getting her first digital camera in 2006.

Source

I'm watching the 2012 London Olympics (and enjoying the opening ceremonies very much) but, I can't help think about the past Olympic sites. So much money, construction and real estate poured into a one time event... and then? Some of them are repurposed, given new life as something else. But, not all of them.

As the Olympics grow with more events added and more countries joining, each Olympic Games needs to host more athletes, build more sporting facilities, and provide more security. Then there is the temporary deluge on city services like public transit and city maintenance workers. The expense is huge. Of course the Olympics bring in money but how do the books balance out when all is said and done and the medals have long been handed out?

How long will the countries (cities) of the world be able to continue supporting the Olympic Games as they are? It seems something will have to give. Nothing can just keep growing and expanding forever.

Olympic Village Ghost Town (Vancouver)

Montreal's Olympic Legacy

Abandoned Olympic Village (1936 Berlin)

Abandoned Olympic Village - Berlin

Olympic Village Berlin 1936

Athens Olympics Venues Become New Greek Ruins

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • That Grrl profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Brown 

      6 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for your comment Rob. I don't see how the Olympics can continue unless they break it up and end up having a much smaller Olympic Games every year. Already the Winter Olympics give us a round of Olympics every other year. But, even if they do that, there are still over 200 countries participating. I don't know what the average number of athletes per country is. But, it has to be at least a thousand all together.

    • Robwrite profile image

      Rob 

      6 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      Good points; I'm glad the Olympics didn't come to New York (They bid on it but lost to London) because they were talking about using money the city doesn't have to build an Olympic city. How is it they can't feed the poor people but they have money to build a city that will be used once?

      Good hub,

      Rob

    • That Grrl profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Brown 

      6 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      You're welcome. Thanks for the comment.

    • John MacNab profile image

      John MacNab 

      6 years ago from the banks of the St. Lawrence

      An incredible amount of interesting information in one hub, That Grrl. Very, very impressive. Thank you.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)