The Winter and Summer Olympics are celebrated events worldwide. But the cost of such games is high for host countries, which spend billions, if not tens of billions, of dollars on the events.
And what happens to their venues after the games? Oftentimes, the answer is abandonment. Here's a look at what's happened to three Olympic cities of years past.
Pictured here is a stadium from the 2004 Olympics in Athens. The photo was taken on June 11, 2012.