Rio Olympic venues look drastically different just six months later

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Olympic Aquatics Stadium 6 months later A view of the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, which was used for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, is seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 5, 2017.

The iconic Maracana Stadium was looted. A $20 million golf course sits empty much of the time. And other venues are not only closed, but are actually “off-limits” to anyone who tries to enter. 

This is what has become of Brazil’s Olympic venues, just six months after the 2016 Games concluded in Rio de Janeiro. These Getty photographs show the state of Olympic venues now.

Olympic Park

Olympic park six months later

An aerial view shows the Olympic park which was used for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 15, 2017.

Aquatics Stadium

Olympic Aquatics Stadium 6 months later

A view of the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, which was used for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, is seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 5, 2017.

Olympic Aquatics Stadium 6 months later

A view of the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, which was used for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, is seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 5, 2017.

Olympic Aquatics Stadium 6 months on

An aerial view shows the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, which was used for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 15, 2017.

Maracana Stadium

Maracana Stadium 6 months later

An aerial view of Maracana Stadium, which was used for the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, shows the turf being dry, worn and filled with ruts and holes, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 12, 2017.

Deodoro Sports Complex

Deodoro Sports Complex 6 months later

A woman carries a baby in front of the Deodoro Sports Complex, which was used for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 7, 2017. The clapboard reads: ” We are in recess for maintenance of the pool, we will return in January. Merry Christmas and Happy new year”.

Arena Carioca

Arena Carioca 6 months later

A view of the Arena Carioca, which was used for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, is seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 7, 2017.

Photos by CFP / Getty