Sarajevo’s Abandoned Olympic Sites
By Natasha Geiling
The 2014 Sochi Winter Games cost more than all previous Winter Olympics combined, which raises the question: what’s going to happen to all that expensive Olympic infrastructure after the games have gone? For cities that host Olympic Games, converting their stadiums and Olympic Villages into useable space is a challenging task; some places succeed, others fail, letting once vibrant structures fall into disuse. In Sarajevo, however, former Olympic structures tell more than a forgotten event. Riddled with bullet holes and covered with graffiti, the Sarajevo Olympic structures tell a tale of terrible conflict.
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