Did you know?: Olympic Games and Japan

Did you know?: Olympic Games and Japan

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

Japan has hosted the Olympics four times in the history of the games – Tokyo (summer) in 1964, Sapporo (winter) in 1972, Nagano (winter) in 1998. And the 2nd summer games for Tokyo 2020 were held in 2021 after postponing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo was also chosen as the site for the 1940 summer games, but those, along with the 1944 games, never happened because of World War II.



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