1944 Winter Olympics

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IV Olympic Winter Games
Host cityCortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Garmisch 1936
Garmisch 1940
St. Moritz 1948
Berlin 1936
Helsinki 1940
London 1948
London 1944

The 1944 Winter Olympics, which would have been officially known as the V Olympic Winter Games (after the cancellation of 1940's V Olympic Winter Games) (Italian: V Giochi olimpici invernali), were to have been celebrated in February 1944 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Cortina d'Ampezzo had been awarded the games in June 1939, but with the onset of World War II, the 1944 Winter Olympics were cancelled in 1941.

The V Olympic Winter Games eventually took place in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in 1948; Cortina d'Ampezzo eventually hosted the 1956 Winter Olympics and will co-host the 2026 Winter Olympics with Milan.

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Preceded by
Winter Olympics
Cortina d'Ampezzo

Olympic Winter Games (1944)
Succeeded by
St. Moritz