During World War II, 1940 and 1944, Olympic Games Did not take place. Both of these times because of the war Olympic Games Were canceled. The first Olympic Games, held after World War II, were held in London, the capital of the United Kingdom.
The impact of World War II on this Olympics was huge. Germany and Japan were never invited to the 1948 Olympics. However, despite the invitation to the Soviet Union to play in the Olympics, the country boycotted the Olympics.
Many European cities, including London, were recovering from the effects of the war. But were economically faltering. Therefore, preparations for the 1948 London Olympics could not be finalized. In particular, the Olympic Village was not created. Athletes do not build accommodation or venues exclusively for the Olympics.
Soldiers were housed in existing hostels. The athletes were housed in London colleges. Food and fuel were all provided in rations to the athletes. That is why the 1948 London Olympics have been called the ‘Austerity Olympics’ in Olympic history.
The center of the Olympics was the Emperor Stadium (Wembley Stadium). A tunnel to the stadium was established in London. The tunnel was reportedly built with German prisoners of war during World War II.