Olympic Venues That Were Completely Abandoned


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Grunge
Which of these venues would you want to explore?
A Chaps
Why can’t the Olympics simply use existing stadiums and-or college arenas for track, basketball, and hockey etc. Why do brand new facilities need to be built??
MrRugbyloosehead
This is why the Olympics should be over as it's a colossal waste of money that could be better spent towards that countries poor or sick ,of recent memory Rio and it's poor were treated horribly as they were rounded up and taken out of the city but they also built walls so you couldn't see the poverty on TV as that wouldn't do! Plus add to the huge corruption the games now have, it's sickening!
IV XX
So much for economy
BHuang92
Beijing will use the Bird Nest again in the upcoming Winter Olympics. After that, who knows?
Deej L
Why can’t the Olympics just be in the same city, every year? Like Athens?
Budcat101
terribly sad In 1973 stayed in the Rome Olympic Village .... used for student tours rooms VERYY sad and VERY unsafe. We had to lock all our collected souvenirs in the only closet any of us had that actually had a lock One student could not find her room key, asked at the front desk and she was given a MASTER KEY for the entire complex End of the hall the windows were cracked and plants were growing into the hall! ASKED WHY? Was told Roma and Italy could not agree who owned!
Superfly Samurai
Why's there no mention of the 3 London Olympics?
ekklesiast
Government at work
Gary Welfen
The bird's nest is our NATIONAL STADIUM! Is it abandoned? R U joking? We Beijing also have concerts, performances and even press conference for some companies in the National Stadium. And these days we are preparing for the Winter Olympics, there are also many relevant activities in the Olympic park.
Patrick Miller
Los Angeles has done the best ar reusing and repurposing all of its venues, therefore, it is an excellent choice for 2028.
Gpaderna
1:32, 1:44, It is the place where the Alan Walker- Faded Music Video was shooted💕💕💕
Lechiffresix six
god i am the with 666 view counts ? i feel terrible now. bad omen
Professor Hines' Choice
The Atlanta one I don’t think should be up there as Morris Brown went through a scandal and they ended the football program among other things until the school lost its accreditation. The school is basically 98% closed now. It was being used but the school is what lost it. The buildings built for the games are still in use today, such as all the housing locations that's being used by Georgia Tech, Centennial Park and Olympic Stadium (converted to Turner Field for the Atlanta Braves and now purchased by Georgia State University as GSU Stadium). Never once have I ever seen anything about the Olympics in Atlanta list Morris Brown as a negative. Not sure how you all plugged that but that was a far reach that's inaccurate, unfortunately.
Porter 421
Pele scored a 1,000 goals? 950 against amateur teams!
Max_Sparta Spectre
That's why if the nation wants to host the Olympics then it needs to plan for the future as to how are they going to utilise the built structures in future & integrate into the city's already build infrastructure. If they don't have any idea then the country shouldn't even bid for the same.
Sam Crabtree
So the maracana stadium wasn't an Olympic venue, and wasn't completely abandoned? Nice one grunge
Jennie Hale
Salt Lake uses all of it's venues to this day.
Aidan Taylor
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Peter Green
Montreal 76 took decades to pay back.
BradyD
hey man you should really do some more research on this. The bird nest in beijing is still one of the biggest tourist attractions. It hosts events almost every week and is indeed, not dead. I personally live in beijing and I think that I have a better view of what's happening to the bird nest.
sportsMike87
London did pretty well using existing buildings
Jairus Kersey
This is literally fake news. Beijing's Bird nest is China's national stadium and is in constant use for all sorts of venues, from commercial concerts to international/national sports events.
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General Zod
The ioc should be completely removed as they are as corrupt as fifa. And they need to bring the number of host cities down to about 8 permanent candidates. These would be big enough to make use of the venues after the games as so many go unused and waste away.
UpSideДown
Make them track and field only like they are suppose to be so just 1stadium.
Pale Rider
CNN reported....... Lmao, nope.
Samsara
Tallinn venue shouldn’t be included. It’s been used for 20 years after Olympics hosted concerts and events daily. It was only abandoned because of its age and it will be renovated;)
Ron leitch
Says it all! If something needs to be done for sport, all ‘sense’ goes out of the window, as does any cost consideration!
Buckfutter _12
This guy sounds like he is from looper
Gavin
RIP Pontiac Silverdome
Heather H
Such a massive waste of time, money and resources.
Nemon Cubez
But the birds nest will be used again in 2022
Evan
Except Los Angeles
joe bloggs
London got it right
SKINNY STRANGER
100th like
NotCensor
👍 great vid
Joseph Tabar
So sad.....
Paul Roux
Olympics? Do people still care about that crap? Get real
jonjon
Waste of money DAMMN money SMH
RHEC 951
You know why mexico doesn't have a Olympic team. Its because everyone that can run, jump or swim are already in the USA 😂 😂 😂 😂
Paul Jay
I think the olympics should be held in 1 permanent place each time, or maybe a rotation of 3 or 4 cities (say 1 in asia, 1 in europe, 1 in america and 1 in Australia) that way they will be more looked after and in the long run cost a lot less.
The TNTsheep
London 2012 was an example of an Olympics done right. Only MEDCs should host these events. As you may have noticed, only poorer and still developing countries have suffered an economic net loss.
Jacob Edward Lynch
I hope this doesn’t happen to Los Angeles in 2028
WEBMASTER GURU
Maybe it should always be hosted where it originated from in Rome
Papa Giles
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Cory Johnson
All of these Olympic ruins porn videos are the same. Never anything from well ran Olympics. Always Beijing, Sarajevo, Athens, and Rio. Never Sydney, Barcelona, LA, Atlanta, or London.