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Encyclopedia > 1916 Summer Olympics

The Games of the VI Olympiad were to have been held in 1916 in Berlin, Germany. At the outbreak of World War I organisation continued, as no one could foresee that war dragging on for years. Eventually, though, the games were cancelled.


A winter sports week with speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey and nordic skiing was planned.



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*The 1906 Olympic were organised by the IOC, but are currently not officially recognised by the IOC.



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1916 Summer Olympics - definition of 1916 Summer Olympics in Encyclopedia (108 words)
The Games of the VI Olympiad were to have been held in 1916 in Berlin, Germany.
A winter sports week with speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey and nordic skiing was planned.
The 1906 Olympic were organised by the IOC, but are currently not officially recognised by the IOC.
Olympic Stadium, Berlin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2815 words)
There have in fact been two stadia on the site, the present facility, and one that was built for the aborted 1916 Summer Olympics, both of which were designed by members of the same family, Otto March and his son Werner March.
In 1916 the city of Berlin was designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to receive the 1916 Summer Olympics.
In August 1 of 1936, the Olympics were officially inaugurated by the Chancellor Adolf Hitler, and the Olympic Flame was lit by the athlete Fritz Schilgen.
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