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
- 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 [...]
- On the “Lamoriciere” in the Puget Sound, 1904 — Four men and two women on the deck of the three-masted bark “Lamoriciere” in the Puget Sound port in Washington, ca. 1904. Share the History Love... [...]
- Navy nurses and WAVES playing softball, 1943 — Dorothy Wheeler, of Lincoln, Nebraska, captain of one of the Navy Nurses softball teams, slams out a long single into left field during a game at the U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego in June 1943. Grace Nilsen, of Escanaba, Michigan is the catcher. How Navy Nurses Keep Fit – “Keep fit to keep fighting men [...]
- Testing out the Army’s new truck, 1941 — The following caption was given to this ‘high flying’ photograph taken on March 29, 1941: “These soldiers go up in the air to prove that the Army’s new quarter ton truck can take it.” Share the History Love... [...]