Exactly 100 years ago, the Antwerp Olympic Games were the first Olympics organized after World War I and the Spanish flu pandemic.
Did the Olympics go on 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.
Was the 1920 Olympics Cancelled?
The 1916 Summer Olympics, to have been held in Berlin, capital of the German Empire, were cancelled due to World War I. When the Olympic Games resumed after the war, Antwerp was awarded hosting the 1920 Summer Games as tribute to the Belgian people.
Was there an Olympics in 1916?
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.
When was the last Olympics conducted?
Host cities for Summer and Winter Olympic Games
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What city has hosted the Olympics 3 times?
London has had the honour of hosting the Olympic Games three times, most recently in 2012. Just this week, it was announced that Brisbane will host the Olympic Games for the first time. The Australian city has been confirmed as the host city for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
What event was dropped from the Olympics in 1920?
The 1920 Olympic games were held in Antwerp, Belgium. There were 22 sports on the program, eight more than at the previous Olympics in 1912. No sports were dropped. Added were archery, boxing, field hockey, weight lifting, polo, rugby union, figure skating and ice hockey.
Was there an Olympics in 1920?
Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in Antwerp, Belg., that took place April 20–Sept. 12, 1920. The Antwerp Games were the sixth occurrence of the modern Olympic Games.
Why was the 1916 Olympics Cancelled?
The 1916 Olympic Games were due to be held in Berlin, but was cancelled due to World War I. … Sanctions in the aftermath of World War I meant that the war’s losing nations (and those blamed for starting it) were banned from competing or hosting the Games.