Pictures of abandoned Olympic venues reveal why games are sometimes a tragic waste of money

The Olympics are booming in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but what few people know in the world is that the majority of citizens in the green country can not even afford to attend the event , which costs taxpayers 5 billion euros.

Indeed, the average Brazilian earns less than 468 euros per month, and can not spend 27 euros for a ticket. Indeed, many have been seen watching the Slum Roofs Games, and the photos taken by artists show a clear picture of what blind consumerism has helped to create in this world.

If you need more visual evidence to understand what the waste of the Olympics – and what it has been – has been in the past years, the following pictures are pretty good as to how the money invested in the tradition could probably be better spent.

Although the Olympic Games have been held every four years in various locations around the world since 1896, many sites have been abandoned and / or forgotten by the public. From Beijing to Berlin, from Athens to Atlanta, there are a number of spaces that could have been reused to host new Games.

The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games cost Russia 36 billion euros, which is more expensive than all the Olympic Winter Games combined since their inception.

Rio has dedicated “only” 10 billion to its Games. But the yards still had a high human cost. Because the fate reserved for Olympic venues is too often reduced to abandoning outright infrastructure, and too few countries have managed to reconvert these places. In this list not very happy, here is a small overview of the mess of those who failed to meet the challenge.

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