1944
London (Cancelled)
United Kingdom

The 13th modern Summer Games, due to be held in London, were cancelled during the Second World War.

The National Archives’ collections on the cancelled 1944 Games cover the burial of the heart of the founder of the modern Olympics, and proposals to host the Games in London or Athens.

4 records available

  • Burial of heart of Baron de Coubertin and Greek proposal to hold 1944 Games at Athens.
    FO 370/551/2857
    Burial of heart of Baron de Coubertin and Greek proposal to hold 1944 Games at Athens. FO 370/551/2857Preview
  • Diadem.
    AIR 23/8569
    Diadem. AIR 23/8569Preview
  • Proposal to hold 1944 Games in London.
    FO 370/551/7896
    Proposal to hold 1944 Games in London. FO 370/551/7896Preview
  • Second World War damage to buildings at Wimbledon Station from flying bomb attack, 16 July 1944.
    AIR 20/4376
    Second World War damage to buildings at Wimbledon Station from flying bomb attack, 16 July 1944. AIR 20/4376Preview

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