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Sarajevo's Abandoned Olympic Sites

With less than 100 days remaining before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics, officials and workers in Sochi, Russia, are scrambling to complete the city's transformation into a modern Olympic venue. But in another onetime Olympic city, Sarajevo, the infrastructure built for the Winter Games is slowly turning to rubble. Bosnia-Herzegovina's war of the early 1990s, followed by years of neglect, left its 1984 Olympic sites decaying and forgotten. (Photos by Dado Ruvic, Reuters)

A painting of Vucko, the official mascot of the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, whose name means "little wolf," is seen at Zetra Hall, the onetime figure-skating venue.
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A painting of Vucko, the official mascot of the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, whose name means "little wolf," is seen at Zetra Hall, the onetime figure-skating venue.

The disused bobsled track on Mount Trebevic, near Sarajevo
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The disused bobsled track on Mount Trebevic, near Sarajevo

Graffiti covers the neglected track.
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Graffiti covers the neglected track.

A close view of graffiti on the bobsled track
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A close view of graffiti on the bobsled track

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