ความว่างเปล่าอันน่าขนลุกของซากที่หลงเหลือจากโอลิมปิก

จากบทความของ ELYSE ROMANO 

EERIE, EMPTY & ABANDONED: OLYMPIC VENUES AFTER THE GAMES

 

การที่สถานที่หนึ่ง ได้เป็นสถานที่รองรับการเป็นเจ้าภาพจัดกีฬาโอลิมปิก ถือเป็นสถานที่ทรงเกียรติ ในขณะที่การแข่งขันดำเนินไป โลกทั้งโลกจับตาดู ทั้งชัยชนะ ทั้งเงินทอง สนามกีฬา สิ่งปลูกสร้างใหม่ๆที่จะเป็นที่จดจำให้กับคนในช่วงเวลานั้น

แต่ในความเป็นจริงแล้ว การเป็นเจ้าภาพกีฬาโอลิมปิกใช้เงินมหาศาล ความฝันนั้นพังทะลายลงไปกับการจากไปของผู้คนหลังการแข่งขัน ทิ้งไว้เพียงสิ่งปลูกสร้างที่ไม่ได้ใช้งานแล้ว

ในโลกใบนี้ มีซากที่หลงเหลือจากการจัดการแข่งขันโอลิมปิกอยู่หลายที่ ตั้งแต่สนามกีฬายันลานสกี สระว่ายน้ำยันแท่นรับรางวัล ซึ่งเศษซากเหล่านี้ กลายเป็นพื้นที่สร้างงานให้กับเหล่าศิลปิน

ในขณะที่ทุกสายตากำลังจับจ้องไปที่โอลิมปิกที่บราซิล แต่ซากแห่งโอลิมปิกอันเปล่าเปลี่ยวในที่อื่นๆ กลายเป็นเรื่องที่ช่างภาพให้ความสนใจ ความทรงจำที่ทิ้งเอาไว้ต่างหน้าเมื่อเกมการแข่งขันจบลง

 

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The logo of Winter Olympics in Sarajevo is seen on a tower near Zetra hall, the venue for the figure skating in Sarajevo October 27, 2013. Abandoned and left to crumble into oblivion, most of the 1984 Winter Olympic venues in Bosnia's capital Sarajevo have been reduced to rubble by neglect as much as the 1990s conflict that tore apart the former Yugoslavia. The bobsleigh and luge track at Mount Trebevic, the Mount Igman ski jumping course and accompanying objects are now decomposing into obscurity. The bobsleigh and luge track, which was also used for World Cup competitions after the Olympics, became a Bosnian-Serb artillery stronghold during the war and is nowadays a target of frequent vandalism. The clock is now ticking towards the 2014 Winter Olympics, with October 29 marking 100 days to the opening of the Games in the Russian city of Sochi. Picture taken on October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic    (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING SOCIETY OLYMPICS BUSINESS LOGO)

The abandoned Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre which hosted competitions during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is seen at the Hellenikon complex south of Athens July 16, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 15 OF 33 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'TEN YEARS ON - ATHENS' FADING OLYMPIC STADIUMS'  TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'BEHRAKIS KARAHALIS'

Garbage floats in a deserted swimming pool at the Olympic Village in Thrakomakedones, north of Athens July 25, 2014. Ten years after Greece hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza, many of its once-gleaming Olympic venues have been abandoned while others are used occasionally for non-sporting events such as conferences and weddings. For many Greeks who swelled with pride at the time, the Olympics are now a source of anger as the country struggles through a six-year depression, record unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Just days before the anniversary of the Aug. 13-29 Games in 2004, many question how Greece, among the smallest countries to ever host the Games, has benefited from the multi-billion dollar event. Picture taken July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT POLITICS BUSINESS) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 21 OF 33 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'TEN YEARS ON - ATHENS' FADING OLYMPIC STADIUMS'  TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'BEHRAKIS KARAHALIS'

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A view of the derelict medals podium at the disused ski jump from the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics on Mount Igman, near Saravejo September 19, 2013. Abandoned and left to crumble into oblivion, most of the 1984 Winter Olympic venues in Bosnia's capital Sarajavo have been reduced to rubble by neglect as much as the 1990s conflict that tore apart the former Yugoslavia. The bobsleigh and luge track at Mount Trebevic, the Mount Igman ski jumping course and accompanying objects are now decomposing into obscurity. The bobsleigh and luge track, which was also used for World Cup competitions after the Olympics, became a Bosnian-Serb artillery stronghold during the war and is nowadays a target of frequent vandalism. The clock is now ticking towards the 2014 Winter Olympics, with October 29 marking 100 days to the opening of the Games in the Russian city of Sochi. Picture taken on September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT OLYMPICS SKIING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 22 OF 23 FOR PACKAGE 'SARAJEVO'S WINTER OLYMPIC LEGACY'. TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'DADO IGMAN' - RTX14SCM

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