1937 Workers' Summer Olympiad

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1937 Workers' Summer Olympiad
1937 Workers' Summer Olympiad poster.jpg
Host cityAntwerp, Belgium
Nations participating15
Dates25 July 1937 (1937-07-25)
1 August 1937 (1937-08-01)
Main venueOlympisch Stadion
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The 1937 Workers' Summer Olympiad was the sixth edition of International Workers' Olympiads. The games were held from 25 July to 1 August at Antwerp in Belgium. They were originally planned for Barcelona 1936, but cancelled due the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.[1]

1937 Olympiad was a joint event with the Red Sport International organized Spartakiads. It was the first time as a delegation from Soviet Union took part at the Workers' Olympiad.[2] German athletes no longer participated since the Workers' Gymnastics and Sports Federation of Germany had been banned by the Nazi regime in 1933.


Notable winners[edit]


  1. ^ 1937 Labour Olympiads Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  2. ^ John Nauright & Charles Parrish (ed.): "Sports Around the World – History, Culture and Practice" (p. 463). Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  3. ^ Hentilä, Seppo (2014). Bewegung, Kultur und Alltag im Arbeitersport. Helsinki: The Finnish Society for Labour History. p. 12. ISBN 978-952-59762-6-7.