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How the Rio Olympic Stadiums Look 6 Months Later (Hint: It’s Not Good)

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Modern Ruins

Every two years, the world comes together either in winter or in summer to celebrate our most gifted athletes in the largest global sports competition known to man.

The tradition dates back to ancient times, but each year it becomes ever bigger and better, with more records broken and more, new athletes and even more nations competing.

But after the torch is extinguished and the excitement and hullabaloo fade away, what’s left? Host countries have notoriously spent billions upon billions of dollars preparing for the Olympic games, only to be left with vast fields and stadiums of waste once the competition is over.

Did you watch the Rio Olympics this past summer? Remember all the glitz, glamor, and new infrastructure? Here’s what it looks like now…

rio olympics media center debris

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See how it all looks now