These Are The Only Four Times Olympics Are Cancelled

These Are The Only Four Times Olympics Are Cancelled

Finally, the International Olympics Committee and Govt Of Japan have taken a collective decision that they are cancelling the 2020 Olympics, but then, the new date is being pushed to 2021. After their final confirmation, US President Donald Trump tweeted, "Congratulations to Prime Minister Abe of Japan, and the IOC, on their very wise decision to present the Olympics in 2021. It will be a great success, and I look forward to being there!"

Scheduled to start from July 24, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are now cancelled, but then IOC has clarified that they are not completely cancelling but will be postponing them to early 2021, hoping that corona epidemic will go off the world by then. If we look into the history of the modern Summer Olympics, so far only three times Olympics are cancelled, and all of them are due to war only.

In 1916, the Berlin Olympics were cancelled due to the outbreak of World War I, while the 1940 Japan Olympics and 1944 Italy Olympics are cancelled due to World War II. This is the first time a health pandemic has cancelled Olympics in its history, but then the organisers want to say that they haven't cancelled Tokyo 2020 but only postponed them.