10 Historic Olympic Stadiums Then And Now

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10 Historic Olympic Stadiums Then And Now
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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 (1876).

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Panathenaic Stadium hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. 

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Panathenaic Stadium (now).

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It is entirely made up of marble.

Berlin's Olympic Village (1936)

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Parts of Olympic Village were used as military barracks until 1992.

Berlin's Olympic Village (2012)

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But, not it has been renovated and still in use.

Hellinikon Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom Center (2004).

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It was built for 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Hellinikon Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom Center (now)

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But, now it is abandoned.

Sarajevo Olympic Village (1984)

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1984 Summer Olypics were held here.

Sarajevo Olympic Village (now)

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But, now it is left in ruins.

The Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir (1924)

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It was the main venue for 1924 Summer Olympics.

The Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir (now)

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This venue is also known as Stade Olympique de Colombes.

Olympic Stadium Amsterdam (1928)

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1928 Summer Olympics were held here, and it was also used for other sporting events like soccer, motorcycle racing, etc.

Olympic Stadium Amsterdam (now)

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Major renovations began from 1996.

Centennial Olympic Stadium (1996).

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1996 Summer Olympics were held here.

Centennial Olympic Stadium (now)

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Its renovation took seven months and required the removal of 35,000 seats.

Nippon Budokan (1964)

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It was built for 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Nippon Budokan (now)

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Various rock concerts are also held here.

Montreal Olympic Stadium (2004)

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It is the largest venue in Canada in terms of seating capacity.

Montreal Olympic Stadium (now)

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Now it is used as a multipurpose venue.

Olympisch Antwerp Stadion (1920)

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It was built for 1920 Summer Olympics.

Olympisch Antwerp Stadion (now)

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But, now it is a home to KFCO Beerschot Wilrijk football club.

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