Why were the Olympic Games not held in 1940 and 1944?

The 1944 Summer Olympics, which were to be officially known as the Games of the XIII Olympiad, were cancelled because of World War II.

Why was there no Olympics in 1940 and 1944?

The IOC quickly awarded the 1940 Olympics to Helsinki, although those games too would be canceled due to the war in Europe. Japanese dreams that the “China Incident” would be rapidly resolved were as illusionary as their dreams of hosting the 1944 Olympics, also canceled due to World War II.

Was there an Olympics in 1940 and 1944?

1944 Olympic Games – Cancelled due to WWII

The 1944 Summer Olympics were due to be held in London, but were cancelled due to WWII, which would not end until 1945.

Where were the 1940 and 1944 Olympics supposed to be held?

Four years later, London went on to host the 1948 Olympic Games. The 1944 Winter Olympics were due to be hosted in February in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, but they were cancelled in 1941.

When was the last Olympic held?

List of Olympic Host Cities

Olympiad Year Host City, Country
XXIX 2008 Beijing, China
XXX 2012 London, England, UK
XXXI 2016 Rio, Brazil
XXXII 2021 Tokyo, Japan

Did Germany compete 1948 Olympics?

Athletes from Germany (GER) have appeared in 27 of the 30 Summer Olympic Games, having competed in all Games except those of 1920, 1924 and 1948, when they were not permitted to do so. Germany has hosted the Summer Olympic Games twice; the 1936 Games in Berlin, and the 1972 Games in Munich.

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