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10 Years Later, Here Are the Remains of Athens' Olympic Games

A look at the aging symbols of Greece's pre-crisis spending.
The abandoned stadium that hosted the hockey competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen at the Hellenikon complex south of Athens on July 16, 2014.
The abandoned stadium that hosted the hockey competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen at the Hellenikon complex south of Athens on July 16, 2014.REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Summer Olympics, a reminder for Greece, a nation €347 billion ($465 billion U.S.) in debt today, of its less austere days.

In 2014 figures, the final cost of building for the Games is estimated to been around €11 billion ($15 billion U.S.), well above initial estimates when Athens was first awarded the Summer Olympics by the IOC.