Greece is the birthplace of the Olympic Games. The history of these competences goes back almost 3000 years ago. However, unlike ancient Greece, contemporary Greeks have little reason to be proud of the accomplishment of the Olympics. In 2004 in Athens the twenty-eighth edition of the Olympic Games was held, but in just 11 years, the sports structures along with the Olympic Village became true ruins.
The sand for beach volleyball is overgrown.
The preparation for the Olympics took flying a lot of money to the Greek government. According to some estimates, the expenditure incurred amounted to over 16 billion dollars. The main expenses fell on the shoulders of taxpayers, as investors thought no hurry to invest in the construction of these sports structures of limited use.
It has just been a decade, and modern super sports construction was unnecessary. Now here you could record movies of ghost towns. The enormous amount of money was actually spent in vain. The sad example of the Olympics in Athens calm to other countries who wish to host the Olympics in their territory, thought-provoking addition to those who already gives the greatest sports games today.
After the Olympics planned to turn this into a concert stage, but since then has not conducted a single presentation. Eurovision winner Elena Paparizou appeared here in 2005.
The training zone gradually became a jungle.
The Olympic village became a ghost town.
And about desolation reigns …
2300 rooms where the athletes were staying, and do not sound bad, were not very fit, convert the planned residential neighborhoods. These plans failed to complete.
Garbage that nothing in the pool is the height.
Some herbs and oxide …
Now frogs swimming pool.
Nonferrous metals and things that had some value, were stolen.
Not long ago here they trained the best athletes in the world.
The entrance to the former Olympic village is more like entering a prohibited area.
Softball Stadium became a dump.
In Europe there are few who are interested in softball, and now they were eliminated from the program of the Olympic Games.
The arena for baseball is not much better than softball.
The sports facilities were unnecessary.
Some of the seats vandals broke.
The sports facility fully cast off.
The remains of the screen move with the wind like the sails of a ghost ship.
The channel rowing and canoe slalom course and is considered the best in the world.
Now the special construction was completely abandoned.
Who can now recognize the super facilities for aquatic competitions?
The grandstands in just a decade left in ruins!
This electronic board ran just a couple of weeks.
The information display near the rowing channel completely ruined.
Original grandeur only fragments of tables with Olympic symbols.
In the pool can now just jump in case of suicide …
Of course, to reach this kind of as sad consequences they involved several factors, chief of which was the lack of a plan for the use of sports facilities after the Olympics. I hope this Greek lesson to be learned by other countries and in the future something similar does not happen again … If you are impressed by the desolation of the Olympic venues in Athens, then share this note with your friends.