1940 East Asian Games

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1940 East Asian Games
Host cityTokyo, Japan
Nations participating6
Athletes participating700+
Opening ceremony6 June 1940
Closing ceremony9 June 1940
Main venueMeiji Jingu Gaien Stadium

The 1940 East Asian Games was a multi-sport event organised by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAA) as part of the 2600th Anniversary Since Kigen celebrations commemorating the establishment of the Japanese Empire by Emperor Jimmu. The games were meant to be a replacement to the cancelled 1940 Summer Olympics originally to be hosted by Japan.[1]




  1. ^ Collins, Sandra (2014). 1940 TOKYO GAMES - COLLINS: Japan, the Asian Olympics and the Olympic Movement. Routledge. pp. 179–180. ISBN 1317999665.