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Olympics venues abandoned once the games were over

Love Exploring Logo By loveEXPLORING staff of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 29: With the Tokyo Olympic Games now over, the cost of hosting arguably the planet's most famous sporting event has once again come under scrutiny. While the Olympics can provide a boost to a host country's economy through infrastructure investment and tourism, the economic benefits are often short-lived and may not outweigh the huge price tag of building stadiums and other venues. Worse still, many of these sites are never reused and simply left to decay. Read on to see the expensive Olympic stadiums and sites that now sit deserted. 

Olympic-sized failures

With the Tokyo Olympic Games now over, the cost of hosting arguably the planet's most famous sporting event has once again come under scrutiny. While the Olympics can provide a boost to a host country's economy through infrastructure investment and tourism, the economic benefits are often short-lived and may not outweigh the huge price tag of building stadiums and other venues. Worse still, many of these sites are never reused and simply left to decay. Read on to see the expensive Olympic stadiums and sites that now sit deserted. 

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