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Here is what the abandoned venues of the Rio Olympics look like just 6 months after the games

Feb. 13, 2017, 2:48 PM
Rio Olympic Venue 1
Pilar Olivares/Reuters

It's hard to believe that Rio de Janeiro hosted the Summer Olympics just six months ago.

Today, the Olympic Village has turned into a ghost town, and many of the venues have fallen into disrepair.

At the Maracana Stadium, the power has been turned off because there is nobody to pay the energy bill. Water in one practice pool is orange. Turf has turned brown and, along with countless stadium seats, inexplicably removed from the field.

And that doesn't even begin to describe the situation in Rio's favelas, which were supposed to be cleaned up ahead of the start of the Olympics. Instead, as Gizmodo noted, sewage and feces flow through the streets "in small rivers."

Of course, none of this should come as much of a surprise. Time and again we have seen Olympic hosts promise that the billions of dollars spent on the two-week spectacle would have a lasting effect on the local economy and its citizens only to watch silently as the venues are abandoned and begin to decay.

Here's what Rio's Olympic venues look like six months later.

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Summary | 10 Annotations
Rio Olympics
2017/02/15 11:09
Today, the Olympic Village has turned into a ghost town
2017/02/15 11:09
because there is nobody to pay the energy bill.
2017/02/15 11:09
Time and again we have seen Olympic hosts promise that the billions of dollars spent on the two-week spectacle would have a lasting effect on the local economy
2017/02/15 11:10
golf course took three years to make and drew much ire
2017/02/15 11:10
One practice pool has turned orange
2017/02/15 11:10
Quite symbolically, this set of Olympic rings is half covered.
2017/02/15 11:11
Seats have been pried from the stands.
2017/02/15 11:12
The media center was recently demolished and is now a health hazard.
2017/02/15 11:12
Craziest of all, the Olympics were only six months ago.
2017/02/15 11:13