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  •  There are some websites (5+ / 0-)

    where you can see what has happened to Olympic sites once the Olympics are over.  The sites in Athens and Sarajevo, for example, are largely abandoned.  But the phenomenon isn't limited to troubled places.  Some locations in Beijing are derelict too.  The iconic "bird's nest" stadium is well on its way to becoming the equivalent of a Mayan ruin, less than 5 years after the 2008 games concluded.

    A terrible beauty is born. --W.B. Yeats

    by eightlivesleft on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 07:21:22 AM PDT

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    •  Sarajevo was ruined by war (1+ / 0-)
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      To be fair, Sarajevo should be left out of the study due to that very impactful special case.

      Though my personal biases agree with what you say. It's always struck me as massively wasteful to built billion-dollar facilities for a single-use event. The world is coered in enough cement as is.

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