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Greece After the Olympics
FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, file photo, murky water and rubbish fill an abandoned training pool for athletes at the Olympic village on the northern fringes of Athens. The legacy of Athens’ Olympics has stirred vigorous debate, and Greek authorities have been widely criticized for not having a post-Games plan for the infrastructure. While some of the venues built specifically for the games have been converted for other uses, many are underused or abandoned, and very few provide the state with any revenue. Some critics even say that the multibillion dollar cost of the games played a modest role in the nation’s 2008 economic meltdown.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)