2008. augusztus 8. és 24. között Kína fővárosa Peking adott helyett a XXIX. nyári olimpiai játékoknak. A kínaiak 43 milliárd dollárt költöttek az olimpiára, amely közel négyszerese volt a 2004-es athéni olimpia beruházási összegének. Az újonnan felhúzott stadionok, és különféle kiszolgálóépületek futurisztikus, organikus vonalaikkal a 21. századot képviselték.

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Sportlétesítményből és edzőközpontból összesen 78-at építettek fel hét év alatt, előbbiből 19-et, utóbbiból 59-et, emellett tizenhárom stadiont teljesen felújítottak az építkezésekre szánt 1,8 milliárd dollárból. A Madárfészek fantázianéven híressé vált Nemzeti Stadion felépítése volt a legköltségesebb, félmilliárd dollárba került.

A futurisztikus, scifibe illő helyszínek némelyike mára teljesen elhagyatottá vált, és bizony nehezen tudja az ember elképzelni, hogy néhány éve itt még a világ legjobb sportolói mérték össze erejüket és ügyességüket.

The 2008 Beijing Olympics venue for the beach volleyball competition lies deserted and unmaintained in central Beijing April 2, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the National Stadium, better known as the "Bird's Nest", and the National Aquatics Center, better known as the "Water Cube", are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008. However, some other Beijing Olympic venues, such as the rowing and kayaking centre, baseball arena and BMX track, have been left either deserted or been completely demolished. Picture taken April 2, 2012. ATTENTION EDITORS - 14 of 21 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'BEIJING'S DESERTED OLYMPIC SITES'       REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

 

A sign stands at a deserted field showing where the stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games baseball competition once stood in central Beijing March 30, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the "Bird's Nest", and the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the "Water Cube", are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008. However, some other Beijing Olympic venues, such as the rowing and kayaking centre, baseball arena and BMX track, have been left either deserted or been completely demolished. Picture taken March 30, 2012. ATTENTION EDITORS - 20 of 21 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'BEIJING'S DESERTED OLYMPIC SITES'        REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

 

The deserted and unmaintained former venue for the kayaking competition of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, can be seen on the outskirts of Beijing March 27, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the "Bird's Nest", and the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the "Water Cube", are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008. However, some other Beijing Olympic venues, such as the rowing and kayaking centre, baseball arena and BMX track, have been left either deserted or been completely demolished. Picture taken March 27, 2012. ATTENTION EDITORS - 7 of 21 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'BEIJING'S DESERTED OLYMPIC SITES'        REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

 

A car driven by a student of a driving school slowly moves around the carpark in front of the deserted 2008 Beijing Olympics venue for the cycling competition in central Beijing March 30, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the National Stadium, better known as the "Bird's Nest", and the National Aquatics Center, better known as the "Water Cube", are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008. However, some other Beijing Olympic venues, such as the rowing and kayaking centre, baseball arena and BMX track, have been left either deserted or been completely demolished. Picture taken March 30, 2012. ATTENTION EDITORS - 15 of 21 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'BEIJING'S DESERTED OLYMPIC SITES'        REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

 

An old Olympic accreditation board lies on an unmaintained jetty at the deserted former venue for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games rowing competition, located on the outskirts of Beijing March 27, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the "Bird's Nest", and the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the "Water Cube", are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008. However, some other Beijing Olympic venues, such as the rowing and kayaking centre, baseball arena and BMX track, have been left either deserted or been completely demolished. Picture taken March 27, 2012. ATTENTION EDITORS - 10 of 21 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'BEIJING'S DESERTED OLYMPIC SITES'        REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

 

A weathered notice is seen on the main gate to the deserted and unmaintained former venue for the rowing and kayaking competitions of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, located on the outskirts of Beijing March 27, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the 'Bird's Nest, and the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the 'Water Cube', are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008. However, some other Beijing Olympic venues, such as the rowing and kayaking centre, baseball arena and BMX track, have been left either deserted or been completely demolished. Picture taken March 27, 2012. ATTENTION EDITORS - 12 of 21 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'BEIJING'S DESERTED OLYMPIC SITES'      REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

 

A sign that reads "Keep off the Grass" stands at the deserted and unmaintained former venue for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games rowing competition, located on the outskirts of Beijing March 27, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the "Bird's Nest", and the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the "Water Cube", are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008. However, some other Beijing Olympic venues, such as the rowing and kayaking centre, baseball arena and BMX track, have been left either deserted or been completely demolished. Picture taken March 27, 2012. ATTENTION EDITORS - 11 of 21 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'BEIJING'S DESERTED OLYMPIC SITES'       REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

 

A dog sits atop glass plates at a deserted field that was once part of the stadium where the 2008 Olympic Games baseball competition was held in central Beijing March 30, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the "Bird's Nest", and the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the "Water Cube", are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008. However, some other Beijing Olympic venues, such as the rowing and kayaking centre, baseball arena and BMX track, have been left either deserted or been completely demolished. Picture taken March 30, 2012. ATTENTION EDITORS - 18 of 21 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'BEIJING'S DESERTED OLYMPIC SITES'        REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS SPORT OLYMPICS)

 

A chair lies on a deserted field that was once part of the stadium where the 2008 Olympic Games baseball competition was held in central Beijing March 30, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the "Bird's Nest", and the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the "Water Cube", are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008. However, some other Beijing Olympic venues, such as the rowing and kayaking centre, baseball arena and BMX track, have been left either deserted or been completely demolished. Picture taken March 30, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

 

A dog sits atop glass plates at a deserted field that was once part of the stadium where the 2008 Olympic Games baseball competition was held in central Beijing March 30, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the "Bird's Nest", and the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the "Water Cube", are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008. However, some other Beijing Olympic venues, such as the rowing and kayaking centre, baseball arena and BMX track, have been left either deserted or been completely demolished. Picture taken March 30, 2012. ATTENTION EDITORS - 17 of 21 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'BEIJING'S DESERTED OLYMPIC SITES'      REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS SPORT OLYMPICS)

 

A security guard tries to find the puncture in the inner-tube of his bicycle tyre by immersing it in the deserted and unmaintained former course for the kayaking competition of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, located on the outskirts of Beijing March 27, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the "Bird's Nest", and the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the "Water Cube", are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008. However, some other Beijing Olympic venues, such as the rowing and kayaking centre, baseball arena and BMX track, have been left either deserted or been completely demolished. Picture taken March 27, 2012. ATTENTION EDITORS - 8 of 21 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'BEIJING'S DESERTED OLYMPIC SITES'        REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

 

A make-shift broom lies on a deserted field that was once part of the stadium where the 2008 Olympic Games baseball competition was held in central Beijing March 30, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the 'Bird's Nest, and the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the 'Water Cube', are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008. However, some other Beijing Olympic venues, such as the rowing and kayaking centre, baseball arena and BMX track, have been left either deserted or been completely demolished. Picture taken March 30, 2012. ATTENTION EDITORS - 16 of 21 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'BEIJING'S DESERTED OLYMPIC SITES'        REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

 

The flag poles used for medal ceremonies stand next to the deserted and unmaintained former course for the kayaking competition of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, located on the outskirts of Beijing March 27, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the "Bird's Nest", and the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the "Water Cube", are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008. However, some other Beijing Olympic venues, such as the rowing and kayaking centre, baseball arena and BMX track, have been left either deserted or been completely demolished. Picture taken March 27, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

 

The 2008 Beijing Olympics venue for the beach volleyball competition lies deserted and unmaintained in central Beijing April 2, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the National Stadium, better known as the "Bird's Nest", and the National Aquatics Center, better known as the "Water Cube", are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008. However, some other Beijing Olympic venues, such as the rowing and kayaking centre, baseball arena and BMX track, have been left either deserted or been completely demolished. Picture taken April 2, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

 

The 2008 Beijing Olympics venue for the BMX competition lies deserted and overgrown in central Beijing March 30, 2012. The gigantic infrastructures built for the Beijing Olympics, namely the National Stadium, better known as the "Bird's Nest", and the National Aquatics Center, better known as the "Water Cube", are now used for cultural and sports events, reminding the world of the flare that blazed during the summer of 2008. However, some other Beijing Olympic venues, such as the rowing and kayaking centre, baseball arena and BMX track, have been left either deserted or been completely demolished. Picture taken March 30, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

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