Beijing’s Olympic infrastructure Ruins – China’s $40B Investment

Beijing's Olympic infrastructure Ruins

See photos of Already decaying infrastructure from the 2008 Summer Games. The Beijing’s Olympic infrastructure Ruins totally and this is what the China’s $40B Investment looks like. Like all things abandoned in China, these photos are a kind of depressing. The famous “birds nest” is now as cold and lifeless. This a became a collection of unused sports facilities with few if any plans for reuse. 

The  “Bird’s Nest”, gigantic infrastructures which was the venue for the athletics and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing March 23, 2012. The National Aquatics Centre, also known as the “Water Cube”, are now used for cultural and sports events. 2008 was the third time that the Summer Olympic Games were held in Asia, after Tokyo, Japan.

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games which is officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. This  major international multi-sport event tool place from August 8 to 24, 2008. A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 28 sports and 302 events. See photos of Beijing’s Olympic infrastructure Ruins. 

Venues for beach volleyball, BMX, kayaking,  and baseball sit untouched since 2008. These have been left either deserted or been completely demolished.All the Signage and landscaping appears bad without any kind of maintenance since the closing ceremonies. For officials, Beijing Olympics was the biggest opportunity to host the world’s biggest sporting event.

Photo courtesy: REUTERS/David Gray 


Olympic BMX Track


Current state as of 2012


Beijing Baseball Stadium in 2008


Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/GettyImages


Left abandoned to waste away


Rowing Canals


current state of Beach Volleyball Stadium in July 2008 –


Beach Volleyball Stadium in July 2008


Present state



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