The Olympic City Explores Life in Host Cities After the Games

By: Sarah Moore - Published: Jun 12, 2012 • References: kickstarter and fastcodesign
The Olympic City is set to document what happens to the infrastructure and the people who reside in the cities which have once been the home to the world famous games.

A joint venture between Gary Hustwit, a documentary filmmaker, and photographer Jon Pack, the project will explore the sometimes devastating impacts that hosting the games can have on the economic standing of a city.

While hosting the games is generally seen as a great honor, often times the locations which are home to the world-class athletes cannot support the massive monetary investment that comes along with that honor. Documenting what comes to be of brand new sporting venues and housing accommodations constructed specifically for the games, the project tells the story of what happens to a city after the final medal has been awarded.