Winter Olympic Games

major international multi-sport event
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Winter Olympic Games were originally considered to be linked with the nation hosting the Summer Olympic Games. The country holding the summer games was preferred as the host for the winter games.[1] Since 1948, the locations of summer and winter games have developed independent of each other.


  1. Organizing Committee of the XIIth Olympiad. (1940). [ Archived 2008-06-26 at the Wayback Machine Report of the Organizing Committee on Its Work for the XIIth Olympic Games of 1940 in Tokyo Until the Relinquishment, p. 127 [151 of 207 PDF]]; retrieved 2012-7-25.
  2. The 1940 Winter Olympics and the 1944 Winter Olympics were cancelled because of World War II.