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30 eerie pictures that show what happens to Olympic venues after the games end

INSIDER Logo By James Grebey,Gabbi Shaw of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 30: <p> The <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/category/olympics">2018 Winter Olympics</a> are starting on Thursday, February 8th in Pyeongchang, South Korea.</p><p> After the medals have been awarded and the athletes have all gone home until the next games, host cities are left with massive leftover stadiums and venues. After that, it's often hard to find a use for giant stadiums, pools, and courses.</p><p> Sometimes cities are able to successfully repurpose parts of their <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/category/olympics">Olympic</a> set-ups, but oftentimes these giant investments are torn down or <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/category/abandoned">abandoned</a>.</p><p> Here are 30 photos that show what happened to recent Olympic sites after everyone left.</p>

The 2018 Winter Olympics are starting on Thursday, February 8th in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

After the medals have been awarded and the athletes have all gone home until the next games, host cities are left with massive leftover stadiums and venues. After that, it's often hard to find a use for giant stadiums, pools, and courses.

Sometimes cities are able to successfully repurpose parts of their Olympic set-ups, but oftentimes these giant investments are torn down or abandoned.

Here are 30 photos that show what happened to recent Olympic sites after everyone left.

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