Sport: To Helsingfors

Outbidding Italy, England and Finland at the 1936 meeting of the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese succeeded in having the Olympic Games of 1940 allocated to Tokyo to celebrate the 2,600th anniversary of the founding of the Empire. Last week, after the Japanese Government had repeatedly pooh-poohed recurrent rumors that it might abandon the Games because of the "incident" in China and had already voted 15,000,000 yen ($5,000,000) for the construction of an Olympic Village, the Minister of Public Welfare suddenly announced that the Government had withdrawn its support of the 1940 Olympics,...

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