Sapporo 1940

Planned Sapporo Olympics 1940

In 1936 the International Olympic Committee awarded the 1940 Olympic Winter Games to the city of Sapporo in Japan. When the Japan-China war began in 1938 the games were transferred to St. Moritz in Switzerland. However due to controversies between the IOC and the Swiss organizing committee the Games were withdrawn again. In the spring of 1939 IOC gave the Games to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. Three months later the Second World War began and the 1940 Winter Games were cancelled.
This story about the Sapporo Olympics 1940 is based on the official Olympic reports and the Olympian Database
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