Games of the 12 Olympiad,1940 - did not held
Begin1940-01-01
End1940-01-01
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CityHelsinki, Finland
  • Initially Olympic Games 1940 were scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan.
  • However, because of the Sino-Japanese conflict, the Olympics 1940 were reassigned to Helsinki, Finland.
  • Has been canceled because of the Second World War.


Games of the 12 Olympiad,1940 - did not held - Some interesting facts
  • For Olympic games 1940 the Japanese government planned to build a Stadium of 100,000 seats to mark the 2,600 anniversary of the founding of the Japanese Empire.
  • After boycott of the many nations due Sino-Japanese War, the Games were then awarded to Helsinki, Finland.
  • Howerer, the start of World War II in 1939 caused the Olympics to be canceled.
The 1940 Tokyo Games: The Missing Olympics
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