We’re just days away from the Olympic games kicking off in Rio, so we have decided to take a look back at the sporting event in years gone by.

But instead of looking at the gold medal winners and success stories, we’ve collated photographs of abandoned Olympic villages’ derelict stadiums and empty swimming pools.

Millions of dollars are spent on the four-yearly event, with this year being no different – it’s expected that the upcoming games have cost the country 37.6 billion Brazilian Real – but in a few years time will we be looking back on yet more abandoned infrastructure?

Here are 23 creepy photos of now abandoned Olympic villages.



Berlin, Germany 1936 Summer Olympics


These are the deserted rings form the former Olympic Village of the 1936 games.