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Have the Olympics Ever Been Canceled? Here's the History | Time
Since the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896, only three have been abandoned. Now, the 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed

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Postponing the 2020 Olympics

Postponing the 2020 Olympics

The postponement of Tokyo 2020 was not a decision taken lightly: it came after the pressure to cancel or delay the event due to the risks of the new virus.
The financial blow of canceling the ga...

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The 1916 Summer Olympics

The 1916 Summer Olympics

The Berlin Games were canceled due to the outbreak of World War I in July 1914.

Organizers initially thought that the war would be over by Christmas but an armistice was not reached until Nov...

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The 1940 and 1944 games

The 1940 and 1944 games

Tokyo and Sapporo, Japan, had been originally set to host the 1940 Olympic Games (summer and winter), making them the first non-Western cities selected to host. But the war between Japan and China ...

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