The 1916 Olympic Games were due to be held in Berlin, but was cancelled due to World War I. Those games were due to include a winter sports week, which eventually led to first Winter Olympics which were held in 1924.
Which year Olympic Games were Cancelled due to World War first?
1916 Olympic Games – Cancelled due to WWI
The 1916 Games were to be held in Berlin but were cancelled due to the outbreak of the First World War. The Games would eventually be held in Berlin in 1936.
Why were the 1940 and 1944 Olympics Cancelled?
Because several nations blamed Germany for starting World War I. With the invasion of Poland in 1939 by Hitler, and with the beginning of World War II which lasted for six years, it became the reason for the cancelation of the 1940 and 1944 Olympics games.
In which three years did World War cause the cancellation of the Olympic Games?
They were rescheduled for Helsinki, Finland, to be held from July 20 to August 4, 1940, due to the 1937 Japanese invasion of China, but were cancelled due to the outbreak of World War II. Helsinki and Tokyo eventually hosted the 1952 and 1964 Summer Olympics respectively.
What Olympics were Cancelled for war?
The 1916 Olympic Games were due to be held in Berlin, but was cancelled due to World War I. Those games were due to include a winter sports week, which eventually led to first Winter Olympics which were held in 1924. The venue for the Games was to be the Deutsches Stadion which had been built in 1913.
Did the Olympics happen during the Spanish flu?
A century ago, the 1920 Antwerp Olympics were held only a few months after the Spanish flu ravaged the world, killing at least 50 million people.