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Subject: Re: 2014 Winter Olympic Closing Date: 2/24/2014 10:19 AM
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Of course the dreamers are not the payers, in fact they have much to gain by bringing home the games.

And there is the hangover, when the facilities are abandoned, rot and become eyesores.


Eight years after Greece spent ~$15 billion to stage the 2004 Summer Olympics, some of those once-gleaming venues are crumbling.

The economy is a part of it, but so is the fact that many of these venues were built only for sports with little local interest (like softball), and now have no use.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/2004-athens-olympics-venues-a...

Eerie photos of abandoned Winter Olympics venues

Host cities across the world spend millions (and most recently, billions) to build venues for the Winter Olympics. But what happens to the venues when the Olympics end? In some past host cities, many venues are now abandoned and forgotten.


http://myfox8.com/2014/02/22/eerie-photos-of-abandoned-winte...

Steve....hates waste
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