Athens' Olympics Stadium in Decay (PHOTOS)

Graham Wood

Athens may be the birthplace of the Olympics, but it also seems to be the graveyard for the remnants of one Olympics stadium.

The once-vibrant and gorgeous stadium that the ancient city used to host the 2004 Summer Olympics has fallen into ruin -- and we don't mean the awe-inspiring type of ruins that Athens is known for.

Rust and weeds have overtaken the facility, turning it into a nightmarish spectacle and hardly recognizable from its glory days. The impact of the neglect has even caught the eyes of photographers Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit, who have started a project called "The Olympic City," documenting Olympics sites around the world that have gone into decay.

Take a look at the stunning and sad transformation of Athens' Olympics Sports Complex.

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