The Olympic Park stands along a polluted waterway, tinted green by algae, in Rio de Janeiro’s Barra da Tijuca neighborhood. A year since the Rio Olympics ended on Aug. 21, 2016, many of the costly venue sites are now shuttered or underused amidst a deep economic crisis in the city.
The Olympic Park stands along a polluted waterway, tinted green by algae, in Rio de Janeiro’s Barra da Tijuca neighborhood. A year since the Rio Olympics ended on Aug. 21, 2016, many of the costly venue sites are now shuttered or underused amidst a deep economic crisis in the city. Mario Tama Getty Images
The Olympic Park stands along a polluted waterway, tinted green by algae, in Rio de Janeiro’s Barra da Tijuca neighborhood. A year since the Rio Olympics ended on Aug. 21, 2016, many of the costly venue sites are now shuttered or underused amidst a deep economic crisis in the city. Mario Tama Getty Images

A year since the Rio Olympics, legacy of the Games is tattered

August 23, 2017 07:15 AM

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