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 November 1918.

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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 games will be substantial for Japan, which has already invested at least $12.6 billion into the 2020 Olympics; by some estimates, it would reduce Japan’s annual GDP growth by 1.4%.

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 started in July 1937 and made the Japanese government decide to lose their right to host the Games.
The new hosts: Helsinki, Finland (for summer) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany (for winter). But the outbreak of World War II caused the events to be canceled entirely, after the Nazi invasion of Poland in September 1939. The same happened with the 1944’s Summer Olympics in London and Winter Games in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

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Music Festivals

In the last 10 odd years, music festivals have grown into a massive juggernaut. There are big-ticket events with matching prices and an endless stream of world-class performers.


Music Festivals date back to ancient Greece, while modern ones became popularized in 1969 with the Woodstock. Music Festivals gained massive popularity since then, being extremely attractive to sponsors and attended by more than 32 million people, earning millions of dollars.

How Music Festivals Became Such a Big Business | Time

WW II was depicted on screen in Hollywood movies while it was being fought. Though many filmmakers tried to capture the essence of the tragic period, four movies accurately portray the impact and the experience of WWII, according to Rob Citino, a Senior Historian at the World War II Museum:

  • Casablanca (1942)
  • The More the Merrier (1943)
  • The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  • Stalag 17 (1953)

A Historian Picks 4 World War II Movies That Got It Right | Time

Read great books

Books are a great way to inspire your mind and turn ideas into strategies and realities.

How to Prime Your Mind for Greatness | Time

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