1940 canceled Olympic Games

Tokyo were originally selected to host the 1940 Olympics. Japan pulled out of hosting the Games in July 1938. The IOC then awarded the Games to Helsinki, Finland, the city that had been the runner-up in the original bidding process. The Games were then canceled altogether after the breakout of WWII in 1939.

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