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Tokyo's forgotten Olympic Games
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The 1940 Winter Olympics, which would have been officially known as the V Olympic Winter Games , were to have been celebrated from 3 to 12 February 1940 in Sapporo, Japan, but the games were eventually cancelled due to the onset of World War II. Sapporo subsequently hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics.