Six Months After Rio’s $12B Olympics, Its Abandoned Venues Now Lie In Crumbling Ruins

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Image: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images
Image: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

Finally, there is the Deodoro district in western Rio. Home to several Olympic venues, it was supposed to become a recreational quarter after the Games ended. However, city authorities have closed it pending a change of management. What the future holds for the project is unclear.

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Meanwhile, the few locals who have visited the Olympic park recently seem alarmed by its condition. “It’s an abandonment,” one visitor, Wanderson Wygers, told O Globo, a local newspaper. “[It’s] a disregard for public money for the visitors who come here and want to see it used.”

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