The modern Olympic Games have only been cancelled three times. They were cancelled in 1916, 1940 and 1944 due to World War I and World War II.
Olympic Games Cancellations
- Injured Marine is lifted by a litter hoist, 1945 — Wounded on Okinawa, a Marine is lifted by a litter hoist from a landing craft to a Navy hospital ship on October 14, 1945. This type of hoist is used when rough water makes typing up at the gangway of the hospital ship hazardous. Share the History Love... [...]
- V-J Celebration in St. Louis, 1945 — V-J Day celebration on Washington Avenue in St. Louis with two young women riding on the hood of a car, 1945. Share the History Love... [...]
- Navy nurses receiving packages from home, WWII — Two recently arrived Navy nurses at a Navy Hospital in the South Pacific (possibly Guadalcanal) receive their first package from home. It includes books, candy and lounging pajamas. Share the History Love... [...]
- U.S. sailors looking over equipment of a Japanese Medical Unit, 194... — U.S. sailors looking over equipment of a seized Japanese Medical Unit which occupied an underground hole in Japanese defenses on Attu on May 28, 1943. Share the History Love... [...]
- Smith College Relief Unit during WWI — The Smith College Relief Unit was founded in 1917 by Harriet Boyd Hawes to bring relief to those areas of France that were most devastated during the first World War. Hawes already had significant experience of relief work when she proposed, at a Boston Smith Club meeting in 1917, to form the SCRU. She had [...]