Past and Future Olympic Sites
When the Olympics come to town, no stone is left unturned to prepare for the hosting opportunity of a lifetime. Some cities pull off the feat with flair, but not every host city has earned its Olympic gold. The 1992 Games catapulted Barcelona into the pantheon of European cities, for instance: a win. But a brutal civil war in Sarajevo obliterated almost all of the venues from the 1984 Winter Olympics. Here’s a look at the glamorous 2012 Summer Games location, what remains from a selection of previous Olympiads, and what you can already see changing in host cities for the upcoming 2014 and 2016 Games.
Text by John Rosenthal | Photo editing by Connie Ricca
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The olympic facilities in London were such a fantasy and beautiful visual and experience. How lucky the English are to have this for future events. World Finals and competition. England should apply for these and winter Olympics. Let the memory and experience of the 2012 Olympics live on in the hearts and minds of the world forever.
Thank You for such a wonderful entry and experience into your kingdom.
I thought the Olympics was a private venue? Not a public venue, e.g., public money is not to be use for the Olympics. But, it seems from the Olympics beginning has be support by public dollars. I agree to what you're saying about a waste of human resources, in a world where so many humans aren't able to survive this world of glit and glamorm it's a shame the Olympics doesn't support the plight of the very people the Olympics represents. I think, for every athlete who represent its country of origin, needs to realize and understand who they represent, e.g., not only the elite, but the whole country, even those sub-groups who are suffering and will continue to suffer, long after the Olympics are gone from the host city to a new country and a city. Only for the whole waste fo resources, energy, time and money to be repeat again at 2014 and again at the 2016 Olympic.
Why can't the Olympics take place across the host city, in various existing facilities, highlighting what the city has to offer, no matter the appeal, let us see the real aspects of city and the very people who resides there, not some made up facilities or masked temporary venues/sites.
Al, resident of Oakland, CA
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