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IN Sports ON 28 Jul, 2016
The 2016 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. It is also known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, and commonly known as Rio 2016. Ever wondered what happens to the stadium when the games are over? Are those venues reused after the ceremony or space is taken up by someone else?
Here are some Olympic stadiums from the past and how do they look like now.
Panathenaic Stadium hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
It is entirely made up of marble.
Parts of Olympic Village were used as military barracks until 1992.
But, not it has been renovated and still in use.
It was built for 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
But, now it is abandoned.
1984 Summer Olypics were held here.
But, now it is left in ruins.
It was the main venue for 1924 Summer Olympics.
This venue is also known as Stade Olympique de Colombes.
1928 Summer Olympics were held here and it was also used for other sporting events like soccer, motorcycle racing etc.
Major renovations began from 1996.
1996 Summer Olympics were held here.
Its renovation took seven months and required the removal of 35,000 seats!
It was built for 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Various rock concerts are also held here.
It is the largest venue in Canada terms of seating capacity.
Now it is used as a multipurpose venue.
It was built for 1920 Summer Olympics.
But, now it is a home to KFCO Beerschot Wilrijk football club.
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