Photo Tour: Sochi's Olympic Grounds Are Now A Wasteland

Photo Tour: Sochi's Olympic Grounds Are Now A Wasteland

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Photo Tour: Sochi's Olympic Grounds Are Now A Wasteland

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Jan 26, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; A stray dog stands in front Olympic Park as seen from the boardwalk along the Black Sea shore prior to 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Photo by: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

For international superstars such Mikaela Shiffrin, the Olympics gave her gold medal; the same was true for Ted Ligety, Matthias Mayer, and Tina Maze. However, what the Olympics gave the town of Sochi was a complete wasteland of development and innumerable environmental impacts.

The massive facilities built by the Russian government to support the games have since gone unused and these pictures of empty expanses of parking lots, skyscraper hotels, and expansive stadiums are staggering.

It all makes one wonder, can we not reuse former Olympic facilities or is that just not attention grabbing enough for our media’s biggest outlets?

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Alexander Valov/BlogSochi

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Alexander Valov/BlogSochi

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Photo Credit: aroundme.com

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Photo Credit: aroundme.com

Photo Credit: aroundme.com

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Photo Credit: aroundme.com

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Find the entire article here: 21 EERIE PHOTOS OF SOCHI’S ABANDONED OLYMPIC SITE THAT SHOW WHAT TRUE WASTE LOOKS LIKE

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