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London Olympic Complex		 With most of the major work done, only the finishing touches are left for the grandest sporting stages. From the Olympic Stadium, where the roof design was inspired by the form of the human muscle, to Zaha Hadid’s Aquatic Center with its dramatic, S-shaped roof, many of the buildings stand on their own, in terms of form and function. The Olympic Park is made up of the nine Olympic venues, listed below, plus the Olympic Village.

Amazing Buildings due for Completion in 2012

Gerald Eve are the retained adviser to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

Up in the hills above the Bosnian capital is the Bobsleigh and Luge track used in the in 1984 Winter Olympics.

19 Haunting Pictures Of The Abandoned 1984 Winter Olympics Venues

08 - The broken down bobsled track at Mount Trebevic ,Haunting Photos of the Abandoned 1984 Winter Olympics Facilities

The track is now overgrown in parts. | 19 Haunting Pictures Of The Abandoned 1984 Winter Olympics Venues

19 Haunting Pictures Of The Abandoned 1984 Winter Olympics Venues

A disused bobsleigh track from the 1984 Winter Olympics held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

One of the robot cameras to be deployed during the London Games

One of the robot cameras to be deployed during the London Games and used by AFP, supplied by Mark Roberts Motion Control

See What Happened to the Venues of the 1980 Moscow Olympics

Anastasia Tsayder takes us inside the stadiums, sporting arenas, and swimming pools of the 1980 summer games in Moscow.

The 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow were controversial. While its war in Afghanistan had sparked a global boycott of the games, the USSR also wanted to showcase its capacity for opulence. To this day, the architecture of the Olympic Village lives on like an undying tribute to the Soviets' misplaced and ultimately untimely ambition.

The Olympic Venues of the USSR, 35 Years Later

Anastasia Tsayder takes us inside the stadiums, sporting arenas, and swimming pools of the 1980 summer games in Moscow.

But it's a long way from Sochi.

The disused bobsleigh track from the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics is seen on Mount Trebevic, near Saravejo September 2013

Let The Games Begin! Sochi 2014 will be the first Winter Games to have venues in two distinct ‘clusters’, with 11 newly built arenas set to provide world-class stages for the athletes

Let The Games Begin! Sochi 2014 will be the first Winter Games to have venues in two distinct ‘clusters’, with 11 newly built arenas set to provide world-class stages for the athletes

It's always interesting to see what new sculptures, buildings, and artwork is inspired by and built for the Olympics! Plus, how it will continue to play a part in each city's landscapes even after the games!

The best of London’s Olympic art and architecture

Colourful cladding close to completion for London Shooting venue--royal artillery barracks

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