1944 Winter Olympics

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IV Olympic Winter Games
Host cityCortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

The 1944 Winter Olympics, officially known as the V Olympic Winter Games (Italian: V Giochi olimpici invernali) after the cancellation of 1940 Winter Olympics, was a planned international multi-sport event scheduled to have been held in February 1944 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. The games were canceled due to World War II alongside the 1944 Summer Olympics in London, England, and were the fourth games to be canceled due to war.

The games eventually took place in St. Moritz, Switzerland in 1948. Cortina d'Ampezzo would later host the 1956 Winter Olympics, and will co-host the 2026 Winter Olympics with Milan.

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Winter Olympics
Preceded by
cancelled due to World War II
V Olympic Winter Games
Cortina d'Ampezzo

1944 (abandoned)
Succeeded by