Dutch aristocrat Frederik van Tuyll van Serooskerken first proposed Amsterdam as the host city for the 1912 Olympics, before the Netherlands Olympic Committee was established. In 1916, the Olympics were cancelled due to World War One. In 1919, Holland abandoned the proposal of Amsterdam in favour of Antwerp. In 1921 Paris was selected for the 1924 Olympics on condition that 1928 would be given to Amsterdam.