In pictures: Rio 2016 venues in ruins

In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

Brazil winning the Men’s final gold at the Maracana in August 2016…

<p>Brazil winning the Men’s final gold at the Maracana in August 2016… </p>
In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

Brazil winning the Men’s final gold at the Maracana in August 2016…

<p>But six months on, Rio’s landmark stadium, the Maracana, has been left looted and vandalised (Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

But six months on, Rio’s landmark stadium, the Maracana, has been left looted and vandalised (Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A general view of the stadium in 2017 (Vanderlei Almeida) </p>
In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

A general view of the stadium in 2017 (Vanderlei Almeida)

<p>An aerial shot of the ground – which is almost unplayable (Vanderlei Almeida) </p>
In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

An aerial shot of the ground – which is almost unplayable (Vanderlei Almeida)

<p>An aerial shot of the ground – which is almost unplayable (Nacho Doce) </p>
In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

An aerial shot of the ground – which is almost unplayable (Nacho Doce)

<p>10% of seats have been ripped out of the stadium (Nacho Doce) </p>
In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

10% of seats have been ripped out of the stadium (Nacho Doce)

<p>Seats damaged at the Maracana (Silvia Izquierdo) </p>
In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

Seats damaged at the Maracana (Silvia Izquierdo)

<p>(Silvia Izquierdo) </p>
In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

(Silvia Izquierdo)

<p>Seats in the dugout have been left in disrepair (Silvia Izquierdo) </p>
In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

Seats in the dugout have been left in disrepair (Silvia Izquierdo)

<p>It’s truly turned into a ghost town (Yasuyoshi Chiba) </p>
In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

It’s truly turned into a ghost town (Yasuyoshi Chiba)

<p>Some of the Olympic venues have been left in a tattered state since the 2016 tournament (Nacho Doce) </p>
In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

Some of the Olympic venues have been left in a tattered state since the 2016 tournament (Nacho Doce)

<p>(Nacho Doce) </p>
In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

(Nacho Doce)

<p>The Olympic Aquatics Stadium before…(Tom Pennington/Getty Images) </p>
In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

The Olympic Aquatics Stadium before…(Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

<p>…and after (Pilar Olivares) </p>
In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

…and after (Pilar Olivares)

<p>(Carolina Oliveira Castro) </p>
In pictures: Rio’s Olympic legacy destroyed

(Carolina Oliveira Castro)

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