It’s exciting to watch young people from around the world compete every two years in feats of athleticism that often simply blow the mind. The Olympics, for many of us, is one of those events that keeps us glued to the television, and some of us have even had the opportunity to travel to the games and secure seats to some of our favorite sports.
But what happens to those cities and all of those Olympic venues when the games are over. In some cases, not a lot. In others, these wonderful venues have been used over and over again for local events and for international competitions.
The Olympics – both summer and winter – have been held in Europe countless times in recent (and not-so-recent) years, and many of the cities that hosted the games are certainly worth visiting, if not for the sports taking place there then for the other things the cities have to offer. Here’s a list of a few of our favorites. (more…)