Beijing’s Olympic ruins: state of the art facilities sit untouched since closing ceremonies

Just five years after the 2008 closing ceremonies, many of the Beijing Olympics’ state-of-the-art sports venues sit abandoned and in ruins, according to these shocking pictures from Atlantic Cities. Will this be the fate of Sochi’s venues?

In Vancouver, by contrast, all the facilities remain in use, including facilities like the luge track, which cater to a very small, specialized group of athletes. Yet in Beijing, the cycling facility sits empty in a city that has more than a few cyclists.