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Encyclopedia > 1940 Summer Olympics

The Games of the XII Olympiad originally programmed to celebrated between September 21 to October 6, 1940 were cancelled due to World War II. Originally slated to be held in Tokyo, Japan, but the Games were given back to the IOC, because the Second Sino-Japanese War broke out in 1937. They were awarded to the runner-up Helsinki, Finlandand were scheduled to be celebrated between July 20 to August 4, 1940. When World War II broke out the Summer Games had been cancelled completely. World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was by far the bloodiest, most expensive, and most significant war in... The modern skyline of Tokyo is highly decentralized. ... Shanghai 1937: One of the earlier images of the war to come out from China, this photo appeared in LIFE magazine The Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) was a major invasion of eastern China by Japan preceding and during World War II. It ended with the surrender of Japan... Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa District Helsinki City manager Jussi Pajunen Official languages Finnish, Swedish Area  - total  - land ranked 342nd 185. ... Map of Finland Main article: Geography of Finland Finland is a country of thousands of lakes and islands; 187,888 lakes and 179,584 islands to be precise. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was by far the bloodiest, most expensive, and most significant war in...


Helsinki eventually held the 1952 Summer Olympics and Tokyo eventually held the 1964 Summer Olympics. The Games of the XV Olympiad were held in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland. ... The Games of the XVIII Olympiad were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ...




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The Games of the V Olympiad were held in 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... The Games of the VI Olympiad were to have been held in 1916 in Berlin, Germany. ... The Games of the VII Olympiad were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. ... The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1924 in Paris, France. ... The Games of the IX Olympiad were held in 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... The Games of the X Olympiad were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, United States. ... The Games of the XI Olympiad were held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. ... The Games of the XIII Olympiad were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in London, United Kingdom. ... The Games of the XIV Olympiad were held in 1948 in London, United Kingdom. ... The Games of the XV Olympiad were held in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland. ... The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. ... The Games of the XVII Olympiad were held in 1960 in Rome, Italy. ... The Games of the XVIII Olympiad were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ... The Games of the XIX Olympiad were held in Mexico City in 1968. ... The Games of the XX Olympiad were held in 1972 in Munich, West Germany. ... The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Games of the XXII Olympiad were held in 1980 in Moscow, Soviet Union. ... The Games of the XXIII Olympiad were held in 1984 in Los Angeles, United States. ... The Games of the XXIV Olympiad were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... The Games of the XXV Olympiad were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... 2000 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The 2004 Summer Olympics are officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad (the 28th Summer Olympic Games). ... The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing in the Peoples Republic of China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p. ... The 2012 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, will be held in London, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012. ... The 2016 Summer Olympics, formally called the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, will be an international athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee. ... The 2020 Summer Olympics, formally called the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, will be an international athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... Originally called Semaine des Sports dHiver (International Winter Sports Week) and held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, the sports competitions held at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France between 25 January and 5 February 1924, organised by the French Olympic Committee, were in... The II Olympic Winter Games were held in 1928 in Sankt-Moritz, Switzerland. ... The III Olympic Winter Games were held in Lake Placid, New York, USA and opened on February 4, 1932. ... The IV Olympic Winter Games were held in the villages of Garmisch and Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany. ... The anticipated V Olympic Winter Games were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in Sapporo, Japan. ... The anticipated V Olympic Winter Games were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... The V Olympic Winter Games were held in St. ... The VI Olympic Winter Games were held in 1952 in Norway. ... The VII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1956 in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... The VIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1960 in Squaw Valley, USA. Alexander Cushing, the creator of the resort, campaigned vigorously to win the Games. ... The IX Olympic Winter Games were held in 1964 Innsbruck, Austria. ... See also: 1968 Winter Paralympics The X Olympic Winter Games were held in 1968 France and opened on Norway won the most medals, the first time a country other than the Soviet Union had done so since the Soviet Union first entered the Winter Games in 1956. ... The XI Olympic Winter Games were held in 1972 in Japan. ... The XII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. ... 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1964 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (467 words)
Tokyo had already been awarded with the organisation of the 1940 Summer Olympics, but this honour had been passed to Helsinki because of Japan's involvement in China.
The 1940 Olympics were eventually cancelled because of the outbreak of World War II.
Yoshinori Sakai, who lit the Olympic Flame, was born in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the day the atomic bomb exploded there.
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