The VI Olympiad, planned to be held in Berlin in 1916 was eventually cancelled due to the outbreak of World War I two years earlier.
A new stadium was built for the event, the Deutsches Stadion, designed to seat 18,000 spectators. It was officially dedicated in June 1913. On the outbreak of war in 1914, organisation of the Olympic Games continued but finally had to be abandoned when it became clear that hostilities would continue for some time.
Winter sports were planned for the Games, including speed skating, figure skating, ice hockey and nordic skiing. This concept eventually became the Winter Olympic Games.
Berlin successfully bid for, and hosted, the 1936 Olympic Games.