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The White Elephant

2019

On 13 August 2004, the Olympic Games came home to Greece for the XXVIII Olympiad at an estimated cost of approximately €9bn. A decade after the sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues now lie abandoned. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Games are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty, with many questioning how the nation has benefited from the multi-billion-dollar event.

The White Elephant
The White Elephant
The White Elephant
The White Elephant
The White Elephant
The White Elephant
The White Elephant
The White Elephant
The White Elephant
The White Elephant
The White Elephant
37°59'02.3"N 23°43'40.1"E

Location: Athens, Greece

Text: Steven Bloor, Abandoned Athens Olympic 2004 venues, 10 years on, 2014


Posted: November 2019
Category: Research

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