14 Pictures Show Abandoned And Collapsing Rio Olympic Town

Josephine Thompson

Journalist

Cities will fight over the right to host the Olympic games, the premier sporting event of the world. Hosting the games brings a lot of prestige and a great deal of tourist income to the city and the country. However, this is not without a price: many cities have to enact major preparations to host the Olympics.

One part of this preparation is building an Olympic town for the athletes and venues for them to compete it. In the care of Rio de Janeiro, their Olympic Village is already falling apart. The organizers still owe the creditors about $40 million. The Maracana stadium, renovated for the 2014 World Cup for about $500 million, was mostly abandoned after the Olympics and Paralympics. Vandals have trashed it, and the Rio state government, and Olympic organizers, fight over $1 million in unpaid electricity bills as well as its management. Can you bear the sadness of this ruin?

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