Athens hosted the Olympics in 2004 but it nearly brought the country to its knees. Massive venues were left abandoned as they simply hadn’t planned for uses for them after the games.
The Olympic bobsleigh and luge track used for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina was left in ruins following the Yugoslav Wars.
The Elstal Olympic Village in Berlin represents some of the darkest days of the Nazi era in Germany. It was abandoned after World War II.