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1916 Summer Olympics

games of the VI Olympiad, scheduled to be celebrated in Berlin, Germany, in 1916 and later canceled due to World War I

The 1916 Summer Olympics , officially known as the Games of the VI Olympiad, were not held.[1]

The games were planned for Berlin in Germany.[2]

Parade at the opening of the Deutsches Stadion in 1913

In 1912, workers began building the sports facilities for the games. The Deutsches Stadion ("German Stadium") began in 1912.[3] In June 1913, the stadium was officially opened with 60,000 people at the ceremonies.[4]

The games were cancelled because of World War I.[5]

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  1. Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "1920 Antwerpen Summer Games"; retrieved 2012-7-25.
  2. "Olympic Games in 1916 Not Likely," Harvard Crimson (US). December 10, 1914; retrieved 2012-7-25.
  3. "Berlin Stadium Is Begun. Olympic Meeting Place to be at the Grunewald Race Course," New York Times. July 23, 1912; excerpt, "Work has already been begun on the Olympic Stadium for 1916"; retrieved 2012-7-25.
  4. "60,000 Dedicate Berlin Stadium. Ten Thousand Pigeons Carry Address on Athletics and Patriotism to All Parts of Empire," New York Times. June 9, 1913; excerpt, "In the presence the Kaiser and his sons and a great concourse of notables, the Berlin Stadium was opened today"; retrieved 2012-7-25.
  5. Zarnowski, C. Frank. "A Look at Olympic Costs," Citius, Altius, Fortius (US). Summer 1992, Vol. 1, Issue 1, p. 20 [5 of 17 PDF]; retrieved 2012-7-25.

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