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What abandoned Olympic venues from around the world look like today
Business Insider

Emmett Knowlton Aug 1, 2016 | 3:47 PM ET REUTERS/Dado Ruvic We're less than a week away from the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio, and officials are scrambling to put on the finishing touches. The Olympic Village has been called "uninhabitable", though athletes are moving in nonetheless, and a ramp at the sailing venue was destroyed by 10-foot waves. The overall budget has skyrocketed. 

academic research suggests spending billions on a two-week event is not a wise investment.

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