HOT BLAST: When the Olympics leave, what happens to all that stuff?
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Team USA and Team Canada face off to begin the third period of the men's semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday in Sochi, Russia.
Team USA and Team Canada face off to begin the third period of the men's semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday in Sochi, Russia.
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The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, end this weekend, so this is a perfect time to ask: What will happen to all of the Olympic venues the Russians built for the games?

History shows that some former Olympic locations fare better than others. In Atlanta, for example, there's not a huge amount of visual memories of the 1996 Summer Games. (The Olympic stadium is now the Braves' Turner Field, which the team will exit in a few years.)

But check this one out: This collection of photographs shows what remains of the venues from the 1984 Winter Games in Sarajevo. The story there is more about war than basic neglect, but it's interesting nonetheless.

In a decade, what will remain of the billions spent by Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Sochi games?

-- Phillip Tutor
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