Host City: 1944 Winter Olympics

The 1944 Winter Games were originally scheduled to be 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, an annoucement of the cancellation of the 1944 Winter Olympics was made in 1941.

The next Winter Olympic Games eventually took place in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in 1948. Cortina d'Ampezzo would eventually have their turn at hosting the Winter Olympics in 1956.


Related Pages

send us a comment Any comments, suggestions or corrections? Please let us know.

Olympics Extra

The next Olympic Games are the Winter Olympics in Beijing 2022, followed by the Summer version in Paris 2024. Check out the list of Olympic Games sports, as well as discontinued and demonstration sports.

Major Events Extra

The largest sporting event in the world is the Olympic Games, but there are many other multi-sport games. In terms of single sport events, nothing beats the FIFA World Cup. To see what's coming up, check out the calendar of major sporting events.

How to Cite