1916 Summer Olympics facts for kids

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

The games were planned for Berlin in Germany.

Parade of Turners at opening of the 1916 Summer Olympics (Berlin)
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. In June 1913, the stadium was officially opened with 60,000 people at the ceremonies.

The games were cancelled because of World War I.

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