The closing ceremony was six months ago Tuesday, and already several of the venues are abandoned and falling apart. The Olympic Park is a ghost town, the lights have been turned off at the Maracana and the athlete village sits empty.
“It’s not a good look for us,” IOC member John Coates told Around the Rings in a story published Tuesday.
And yet it was one that so easily could have been avoided.
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