How many times have the Olympic Games been cancelled due to war (both summer and winter games)?
5 Olympic Games cancelled. The 1916 Summer Games were cancelled due to World War I and the 1940 Winter and Summer Games and the 1944 Winter and Summer Games were cancelled due to World War II.
Tokyo and Sapporo, Japan, were the venues scheduled for the XII Olympiad (Summer Games) and what would have been the V Olympic Winter Games, respectively, to be held in 1940.
The XIII Olympiad (Summer Games) in 1944 was scheduled for London and had to be cancelled. London was able to host in 1948. The cancelled 1944 Olympic Winter Games had been scheduled for Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, which later was the actual host in 1956.
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