Athens' Olympics Stadium in Decay (PHOTOS)



Athens may be the birthplace of the Olympics, but it also seems to be the graveyard for the remnants of one Olympics stadium.

The once-vibrant and gorgeous stadium that the ancient city used to host the 2004 Summer Olympics has fallen into ruin -- and we don't mean the awe-inspiring type of ruins that Athens is known for.

Rust and weeds have overtaken the facility, turning it into a nightmarish spectacle and hardly recognizable from its glory days. The impact of the neglect has even caught the eyes of photographers Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit, who have started a project called "The Olympic City," documenting Olympics sites around the world that have gone into decay.

Take a look at the stunning and sad transformation of Athens' Olympics Sports Complex.


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Astrodome, World's '8th Wonder,' Lies Abandoned (PHOTOS)
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