Definitions for "1944 Winter Olympics"
The anticipated 1944 Winter Olympics, what would have been officially known as the V Olympic Winter Games (due to the cancellation of 1940's V Olympic Winter Games), were to be celebrated in 1944 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Cortina d'Ampezzo had won the right to host the event in June 1939, but due to World War II, the 1944 Winter Olympics were cancelled. As a result, the V Olympic Winter Games took place in Saint Moritz, Switzerland in 1948.