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One year after the OLYMPICS: - Stands as a ghost town

OSLO, norway / ÅRE (Dagbladet): - the Misuse of resources, "says olympic skier Aleksander Aamodt Source of Dagbladet - It is sad to see," says colleague Le

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One year after the OLYMPICS: - Stands as a ghost town

OSLO, norway / ÅRE (Dagbladet): - the Misuse of resources, "says olympic skier Aleksander Aamodt Source of Dagbladet

- It is sad to see," says colleague Leif Kristian Nestvold-the-Hill.

exactly one year ago attended the world's best vintersportsutøvere in the OLYMPICS in Pyeongchang. The games were a single huge Norwegian success with 39 medals (14-14-11). Never before has a nation taken as much precious metal.

To the toys, it was built six new OLYMPIC venues, a own stadium for medaljeseremonier, and the six venues were completely refurbished. This had a total cost of close to seven billion after today's course.

today, on the other hand much empty again. It writes the news agency AFP.

Now is skøytehaller empty, without the ice.

the alpine ski resort located in untouched, without snow.

the Facility for bobsled, luge and skeleton are locked, with the big boulders in the road outside.

New job for Aksel Lund Image alpine skiers: - Sad!

The Norwegian alpinlaget, which now makes herself ready for the two last competitions in the world cup, had not seen the images before Dagbladet showed them up.

It is very a pity. Where has the IOC a challenge. If they want people to arrange, it is important that they think of future generations and thinking both of what we want to achieve and how it is we put championships, " says Leif Kristian Nestvold-the-Hill to Dagbladet

Mountaineer roses event and the conditions, but think it is sad to see the pictures of the unused facility.

It was a good sporting event in Korea, it was knallforhold and fair, but I am baffled on this. We hear the about much that has been built that has not been used in the aftermath or torn down. We saw very little of the locals, it was glissent on the stands. It should have been added to the places where there is a culture and the plants are, I believe, is important for the sport and the IOC in the future, " says Nestvold-the-Hill.

Refused to move skikongress from Pattaya

He continues:

- Yes, it is sad that it be left as a ghost town. It is a pity that one goes that way to work in nature, and so it will not be used in retrospect. Had it been used, they had certainly arguments that it should be, " says Leif Kristian Nestvold-the-Hill to Dagbladet.

Aleksander Aamodt Source be surprised at how little snow there is in the OLYMPIC city of Pyeongchang, when he sees the pictures.

- Hæ? Is this now? There is zero snow? Oi, " says Aleksander Aamodt Source, before he gets confirmed that the image is from the 25. January of this year.

He explains:

The place where is a bit like that horror for my part from before, but it is sad to see that such a nice arena is not going to be used again. I will say that the ground and the area is exciting, but at the same time, the far from other areas, " says the Source.

Protected forest

South Korea spent more than 80 billion on the infrastructure for the OLYMPICS, according to AFP, among other things, to a highway from Seoul to Gangneung. The construction was to benefit one of the country's poor regions, but according to AFP, there has not been signs of resurgence.

When the OLYMPICS-the organizer for 2018 should build ski race, was the only suitable place Gariwang mountain in Jeongseon - and the ground was in a skogvernområde. It was promised that the new hafjell alpine centre should be removed after the games, but this has not happened. Despite huge protests, the plant is still there. It is estimated that the cost to remove the plant is similar to that to build it: Around 1.5 billion.

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- They could have found a place that worked better, but since the OLYMPIC games were selected where they had to find a solution. They've certainly made the best out of it. But now we see the consequences, and it is something they should think about in the future. It is bad for the environment that it is left. They had removed it had it been anything else, as it could have healed back to normal. It is not optimal the way it is now. When I hear the volume of money that is required to remove the plant, so it is quite scary, " says the Source.

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Before the OLYMPICS, there was a hope that the rearmament and the new facilities would provide a boost for local businesses. It has not happened, according to AFP. Yongpyong Ski Resort located at alpine slopes, in December and January had fewer customers than the last two years.

the Venue for bobsled, luge and skeleton has been closed since the OLYMPICS due to store operating expenses. This is South Korea's only facility of this type - and force the nation's bob-national team to train in Canada.

Ishockeyhallen in Gangneung was closed for eight months before the in December, was held a tournament. Indeed, there are no professional ishockeyliga in South Korea.

the Hall for figure skating and given fast-track status on the skates, however, have been used two times - for concerts.

Uncertain future

the IOC writes this month that the process of removing - or rebuild - the OLYMPIC facilities are still in progress.

Kwandong Hockey Centre, one of two halls used for ice hockey, is used a university.

For several of the OLYMPIC facilities in South Korea, there is an uncertain future. But what is certain is that there are new toys. Winter OLYMPICS 2022 will be staged in Beijing, China. For the OLYMPICS 2026 is the big question mark. Both Stockholm and Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy. The IOC makes its decision in June.

NOMINATED: So it looks at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. Here it was driven off one year ago. Now is the ground abandoned, but the posters still hangs up. Photo: Jung Yeon-je / AFP View more LITTLE SNOW: Here was arranged skøyteløp in the OLYMPICS. Here there has been little activity in the last year. Photo: Yelim LEE / AFP) Show more PLOT: the Facility for bobsled, luge and skeleton has stood empty and unused since the OLYMPICS: Photo: Jung Yeon-je / AFP View more LOCKED: the Path of the bob is out of operation. Photo: Jung Yeon-je / AFP Show more LITTLE-USED: the Venue for the given fast-track status on skating in the OLYMPICS: Photo: Jung Yeon-je / AFP View more LEFT: Alpintbakken at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. Photo: Jung Yeon-je / AFP Show more
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