The London Olympics are in the books, and we can spend the next four years gearing up for the party in Rio de Janeiro. But before peeking too far ahead, the Associated Press took a look back at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. There's always talk about the legacy of an Olympics, and what the AP found in Greece wasn't all that inspiring.

It reported that "eight years after the Athens Games, many of the venues remain abandoned or rarely used, focusing public anger on past governments as the country struggles through a fifth year of recession and a debt crisis that has seen a surge in poverty and unemployment."

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to read them first!