After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

The Olympic Games are always proceded by a furious amount of building as host cities construct arenas, pools, ski jumps, Olympic villages, and anything else the games demand. While some of the buildings are repurposed after the athletes depart, others are left to rot.

1936, Berlin

The Olympic Village

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

Before the WWII it was converted into a military school, but after the war it was used by Soviet forces for decades.

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

(via Slow Travel Berlin/Photo by Julia Stone, Flickr/Frederik Jacobs, DKB Stiftung, Fotocommunity/katinkahbg and Good Hard Working People)

1924, Paris

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

This is the place where the legendary "Flying Finn", Paavo Nurmi won five Gold medals, including two within an hour (1500m and 5000m).

(via Paris Invisible)

1948, London

The Wembley Palace of Engineering

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

This building held the fencing competition in 1948. Partially demolished in 2006, and now it's a warehouse.

(via Wikimedia Commons/oxyman)

1952, Helsinki

Ahvenisto Swimming Pool

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

(via Confidentielles)

1984, Sarajevo (Winter Olympics)

A Hotel on the way to Ski Jump

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

The Ski Jumping Ramp

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

The Bobsleigh Track

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

The Olympic Village

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

(via Dark Optics, Karen Barlow/cloudlessness and kc1yr/Sharon Machlis Gartenberg)

2004, Athens

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

(Photos by AP and Oceansvibe)

2008, Beijing

Beach Volleyball Stadium

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

Kayaking Venue

After the Games: Photographs of Decaying Olympic Sites

(via Limitless)