Why weren’t there any games in 1916 1940 and 1944?
The 1916 Olympics were supposed to be organized by the German Empire. … 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.
Was the 1918 Olympics Cancelled?
Olympics Rarely Canceled
The summer 1916 Olympics were canceled due to World War I, and both the summer and winter Olympics were canceled in 1940 and 1944 due to World War II. The Olympics of 1920, which followed the devastation of the 1918 influenza pandemic, took place on schedule.
What Olympics were Cancelled for war?
Along with the 1916 and 1944 Olympiads, the 1940 games are one of only three canceled Olympiads, all due to war. While the 1940 Olympics were ultimately canceled, and the 1940 Tokyo Olympics are described as “canceled,” this is not technically true.