They appear to delight in sitting on debris that floats on the half-filled pool's murky waters.
The athletes village itself has fared somewhat better, turned into housing for workers.
Eight years after the 2004 Athens Games, many of the Olympic venues Greece built at great expense remain abandoned or rarely used. They are the focus of great public anger as the country struggles through a fifth year of recession and nearly three years of a debt crisis that has seen a surge in poverty and unemployment.
At the southern Athens venue for softball—a sport unknown in Greece and