The modern Olympic Games suffered many hardships: the last time Tokyo hosted the Olympic Games, it caught up with the cholera epidemic, and the cold war also visited

 The modern Olympic Games suffered many hardships: the last time Tokyo hosted the Olympic Games, it caught up with the cholera epidemic, and the cold war also visited

At the opening ceremony of the Atlanta Olympic Games, the actors posture was displayed on the white cloth through a huge projection, which vividly explained the classic posture of the Olympic movement.

Beijing, March (Wang Hao), Beijing time 24, the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee issued a joint statement, in view of the current situation, according to the information provided by who, the president of the International Olympic Committee and the Prime Minister of Japan reached a consensus, in order to ensure the health of athletes, the 32nd Olympic Games in Tokyo will be held after 2020 but not later than the summer of 2021 u3002 Under the eyes of the world, the fate of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be settled in such a way.

The first modern Olympic Games was held in 1896. Looking back on the history of the Olympic Games for more than 100 years, countless exciting moments of high light emerged, and the Olympic spirit inspired generations. But the Olympics itself has also experienced the regrets of infectious diseases, wars and terrorism.

Infectious Diseases

The Tokyo Olympics is the first time in modern Olympic history that it has been postponed because of the epidemic, but it is not the first time that the games have faced bacteria and viruses.

On the eve of the opening of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, cholera cases appeared outside Tokyo, and the prevention of the epidemic spread became a major issue at that time. During the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, the flu pandemic also raised concerns. In recent years, the H1N1 flu and Zika virus have cast a shadow over the Olympic Games.

In June 2009, who announced that influenza A (H1N1) entered the stage of global pandemic. But fortunately, the vaccine was developed before the opening of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The Winter Olympics was successfully held. The Organizing Committee of the Winter Olympics, while purchasing special drugs, also required competitors from all countries to get vaccinated in advance.

A few years later, the Rio Olympics were also plagued by infectious diseases. In February 2016, half a year before the Rio Olympics, who declared Zika virus a global public health emergency. In May of that year, a Canadian professor sent an open letter to who requesting that Rio Olympic Games be postponed or held in other places.

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On August 5 local time, the opening ceremony of 2016 Rio Olympic Games was held at Maracana stadium. Fireworks were shining over the opening ceremony. Photographed by Du Yang, a reporter from China

Since then, the IOC has sent officials to Rio to work with who to promote epidemic prevention measures and event preparation. Rio city has also implemented large-scale environmental remediation through administrative means to block the transmission of the virus and improve public awareness of prevention.

Finally, the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games were held as scheduled, during which there were no reports of Zika virus infection among participants and spectators.

The sixth Olympic Games in 1916 was originally scheduled to be held in Berlin. According to media reports, Coubertin, the father of the modern Olympic Games, hoped that the Olympic Games would help German peace forces unite against the war and help Europe return to peace at the start of the war.

Bronze statue of Coubertin.

However, his wish failed to come true. In July 1914, the first World War broke out and spread rapidly. It didnt end until November 1918. In the midst of the fighting, the Berlin Olympic Games were cancelled.

In World War I, 32 Olympians died on the battlefield, 16 of whom won medals. In addition, when Paris was threatened by war, the headquarters of the International Olympic committee moved to Switzerland, a neutral country.

After World War I, world peace did not last long. With the outbreak of the Second World War, the scope of the tragic war is across Europe and Asia, and the fire is burning to the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and even the Arctic Ocean, which is also the largest world war in human history so far.

World War II did not end until September 1945, during which two Olympic Games were cancelled, namely the 1940 Tokyo Olympic Games and the 1944 London Olympic Games.

Photo: in August 1941, during World War II, British troops entered the ancient city of Palmyra.

As an important embodiment of the Olympic spirit of mutual understanding, long-term friendship, unity and fair competition, the modern Olympic Games can only be stopped in the concentrated outbreak of war, which is a great irony.


With the continuous change of the world situation, terrorism has become another major threat to human security. The world-renowned Olympic Games have also become the target of terrorists.

On August 26, 1972, the Munich Olympic Games opened. More than 7000 athletes from more than 100 countries and regions took part in the Munich Olympic Games. Among them, Israel sent its largest delegation to participate.

Munich Olympic emblem. Photo source: IOC website

In the early morning of September 5, eight armed men belonging to Black September broke into the Olympic Village, killing two Israeli athletes and abducting nine Israeli athletes.

Finally, the governments rescue operation failed, and all nine hijacked athletes were killed. The incident resulted in the death of 11 Israeli athletes, one police officer and five militants. Munich massacre can be said to be the most serious political terrorist event in the history of the Olympic Games.

From July 19 to August 4, 1996, the 26th Olympic Games were held in Atlanta, USA. More than 10000 athletes from 197 countries and regions took part in the competition, which set a number of brilliant records.

The 1996 Atlanta Olympics coincided with the centenary of the Olympics. The picture shows the opening ceremony..

However, on July 27, a bomb exploded in Atlanta Olympic Park, which shocked the world. The explosion killed one person and injured more than 110, casting a shadow over the Olympics.

In fact, the history of the Olympic Games looks like the epitome of the modern history of mankind. With the rapid development, it is also suffering from constant tribulations, but none of these difficulties can be solved.

Although the Tokyo Olympic Games have been delayed due to the outbreak, this does not mean that human beings have succumbed to the virus. In this world, there are countless people fighting against it. As long as we unite and fight the epidemic actively, victory will be in the near future! (end)

Extended reading 33 year old Liu Hong learned that the Olympic Games delay sprouted a retreat: a complete mess! Want to have a second child, official Xuan! Tokyo Olympic Games will be postponed to no later than 2021 summer after 2020 IOC: postponed to 2021 but still called Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympics. Source: China editor in charge: Cao Liqiao and ns1806