On this day in 1936, the People’s Olympiad was due to open in Barcelona. In protest at the Third Reich’s Berlin Olympics scheduled for later that summer, the Spanish left-wing Popular Front government decided to host its own games. Some 6,000 athletes from 22 nations registered for the games, including teams representing Germany and Italy made up of political dissidents.
The games never took place; just days before the opening ceremonies the Spanish Civil War began.
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