NO MATTER HOW YOU FEEL about the Olympic Games, chances are you have watched some of the greatest athletes on earth thanks to its rotating showcase. The legacies of each Olympics remain varied and often controversial but there are still plenty of places that can take you back to some out of this world performances.
I’d heard of Atlanta 1996 venues in Florida but the Moscow 1980 sailing venue in Estonia. Yup. In expensive Norway, you can still climb halfway to the top of the Lillehammer 1994 ski jump for absolutely no money at all. And if you like abandoned places, devote part of your time in Sarajevo for scavenging for Olympic sites with a guide.
In a former Olympic city? Keep your eye out! Countless remnants of the Games can be found across cities worldwide even if they do not constitute a specific venue. Have you been to another former Olympic site, park, or venue? Join the travelstoke app and add it to this list!
Boulevard Olimpico — Rio, 2016
Boulevard OlímpicoRio de Janeiro, BrazilRejuvenated boulevard designed for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Colorful murals adorn several blocks leading from the Museum of Tomorrow. Great place for a stroll and some colorful photography.
#gallery #free #art #murals #riodejaneiro #brazil #olympics #rio2016
Sochi Olympic Park — Sochi, 2014
Sochi Olympic ParkСочи, RussiaSochi Olympic Park built for the 2014 Winter Olympics! Served as the Alder, seaside hub for the games with several arenas built in a circular layout. #parks #olympics #sochi #russia #free #history
Olympic Stadium — Montreal, 1976
Olympic StadiumMontréal, CanadaTake a funicular up the Montreal Tower, the tallest inclined tower in the world and enjoy the views of Montreal and the St.Lawrence River Valley. The tower is part of Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, built for the 1976 Olympics. It is now a state-of-the-art sports centre, and there are sports and cultural events at the base of the stadium all year long.
Nagano Olympic Stand — Nagano, 1998
Nagano Olympic Medal StandNagano-shi, JapanLocated downtown in tiny Nagano, this is the easiest Olympic-related spot to get to in the area. The others are better accessed by car and include the Nagano Olympic Museum. However, if you simply walk around the city, you will find remnants of the Olympics. #olympics #nagano #japan
The St. Regis Deer Valley — Salt Lake City, 2002
Linnahall — Moscow, 1980 venue in Tallinn, Estonia
LinnahallTallinn, EstoniaThis is the super cool abandoned Olympic sailing venue for when Moscow hosted the Olympics during the Cold War. You can walk all over this concrete monstrosity now covered with a lot of graffiti. You can even see the old ticket windows. Very interesting to explore! #history
Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track — Sarajevo, 1984
Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge TrackSarajevo, Bosnia and HerzegovinaFormer bobsled track from when Sarajevo hosted the Olympics. Very cool to walk around but sad that it’s deteriorated to this point. #olympics #sports #abandonedplaces
Villa Olimpica Bridge — Barcelona, 1992
Villa olimpica bridgeBarcelona, SpainIt may not look like much, but the bridge between Nova Icaria beach and Villa Olímpica is really cute and surrounded by greenery. The park around is small but perfect for working out if you prefer some privacy to the crowdedness of the fitness area on the beach. #park #fitness
Olympic Park — Lillehammer, 1994
Olympic ParkLillehammer, NorwayThis is the main Olympic Park from the 1994 Winer Olympics in Lillehammer. Look through the windows into the arena, see the torch, and check out some of the statues. The ski jump is nearby. #olympics #lillehammer #norway
Whistler Blackcomb — Vancouver, 2010
Lysgårdsbakkene — Lillehammer, 1994
LysgårdsbakkeneLillehammer, NorwayHere is the 1994 Winter Olympics ski jump. You can hike to near the top of the ski jump for free or pay a fee to go to the very top/indoor view point in the center. #olympics #lillehammer #norway #free