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Host cities are expected to marshal tremendous resources in a relatively short time-span to create state-of-the-art constructions, first-class athletic facilities and streamlined infrastructure–all of which is under a worldwide spotlight during the Olympic Games
. But these are not set pieces, to be broken down after the curtain falls. Olympic facilities stand for decades, often even outlasting the public memory that once upon a time, the Games came here.