Abandoned Olympic venues paint a sorry picture only one year after the 2016 Rio Games.
The iconic venues of the 2016 Rio Olympic games are looking more than a little worse for wear only one year since the closing ceremony.
Abandoned Olympic Venues
It is a sad and sorry sight.
The athletes village lays mostly abandoned, looking like the perfect set for a zombie movie.
The swimming pool has been drained and sits unused.
The famous and historic Maracana Stadium has had its electricity disconnected after reportedly racking up an electricity bill close to $1 million.
Guanabara Bay pollution out of control
Sailing venue Guanabara Bay is looking more polluted than ever.
Prior to the Olympics promises had been made to clean up the bay. Clearly that hasn’t happened.
Various rubbish fills the area in and around the abandoned Aquatics stadium.
To add to all this, Brazilian athletes who were promised financial bonuses for winning medals are yet to be paid.
Brazil not alone
It isn’t just Brazil that has had problems making good use of Olympic venues once the party is over.
Almost every other host nation has had similar issues, even Australia.
You can check out the sorry sights at other Olympic cities here
by Michael T. Lynch – contributor