Have the Olympic Games ever been canceled?

We collect the times that the Olympics have been canceled and the reason.

Since the first modern Olympiad in 1896, the Olympics have been canceled three times and boycotted once. Here is the when and why ...

We echo this article published by 220triathlon, where they tell us how many times the Olympic Games have been suspended throughout modern history.

The Coronavirus, the focus of sporting events in 2020

With the worldwide spread of coronavirus and the cancellation of several sporting events, such as the Tokyo Marathon, the Paris half marathonplatforms, UAE Tours or WTS of Abu Dhabi This weekend there are many rumors about the celebration of the Olympic Games.

Although from the authorities everything is messages of tranquility and confidence in which they will dispute, the idea of ​​its cancellation is in the environment, due to everything that is being seen in the world of sports.

There are still a few months left before a final decision on the Tokyo Olympics, but in this article we take a look at the times that the Games have been canceled or boycotted.

The first time, in World War 1.

The first official modern Olympiad took place in 1896 and the first games that were canceled were only 20 years later, the Berlin Olympics from 1916 due to the First World War.

As a result of the war, Germany was forbidden to participate in the 1920 and 1924 games, and they had to wait 20 years before having the opportunity to organize them again, and those were the infamous 1936 Games.

World War II marked a decade without Games

The 1940 games were to be organized by Tokyobut with the Second World War in full swing, they were not celebrated.

In 1944 the headquarters should have been London, but as the war was still going on, the city would have to wait another four years to organize the games.

As a result of almost six years of total war, the 1948 Olympic Games became known as The Austerity Games.

After normal, the games every 4 years.

Since then, the games they have always been run every four years, but there has been a lot of controversy, including Moscow games of 1980.

In December 1979, lto Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, which caused about 62 nations, including the United States, They will boycott the games.

If canceled, it will be the fourth time and the second in Tokyo

Si Tokyo 2020 it becomes the fourth venue that cancels the celebration of the games will become the first games withdrawn due to fears of pandemic, and the second time Tokyo is forced to cancel them.

We will have to wait to see how the spread of viruses evolves

 

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