1944 Summer Olympics
The 1944 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIII Olympiad, were not held.
The games were cancelled because of
London hosted the next Olympic Games, the
In spite of the war, the IOC had many events at its headquarters in
Polish POWs in the Woldenberg ( Dobiegniew) Oflag II-C POW camp were granted permission by their Nazi captors to have an unofficial POW Olympics in 1944, showing that the Olympic spirit can survive even during war.