Olympic Games, Now & Then

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Herndon Stadium, where field hockey was played, was used as a set for 's football flick We Are Marshall — and then left unused and vulnerable to vandalization. Athens hosted the Summer Olympics. It was particularly sentimental given the history of the competition. After the Olympics, the stadium was used to host other sporting events and concerts.

Today, it is surrounded by weeds and garbage. This stadium is actually still in perfect working order.

What abandoned Olympic venues from around the world look like today

Softball and baseball are not exactly popular sports in Greece, however, and the area is now used as a refugee camp. Located just north of Athens in Thrakomakedones, the Village Pool now hosts murky water and garbage.

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They were held every four years for 12 centuries. Originally, Olympic athletes were expected to remain strictly amateurs and not earn money even for endorsing products. After the reunification of Germany, the East German sports federation's records were opened and the program was exposed. The stadium was half-built in time for the Games, and the retractable roof has never really worked. Luckily, live pigeon shooting was a one-shot and only part of the Olympics in Paris.

The city's Olympic Village, however, stood nearly abandoned for three years — until refugees began occupying the buildings in Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories. Getty Images. Past Pix Getty Images. John MacDougall Getty Images. Athanasios Gioumpasis Getty Images.

The ancient Olympic Games

The modern Olympic games began in Athens in Long before those games, however, the Ancient Greeks held the Olympics. The first Olympic games were held more than 2, years ago in Ancient Greece, BCE. In the Olympic Games returned to its home in Greece, where it began around years ago. The first recorded Olympic festival took place in BC, and.

The Berlin Olympic Village housed nearly 4, athletes during the games. Boris Spremo Getty Images. Elvis Barukcic Getty Images. Pete Rowbottom Getty Images.

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