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1972 Winter Olympics

Olympic games

The 1972 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XI Olympic Winter Games , were a winter multi-sport event which was held from February 3 to February 13, 1972, in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan. It was the first Winter Olympics to be held outside Europe and North America, and only the third game held outside those regions overall, after Melbourne and Tokyo.


  • General 

  • Host city selection 

  • Highlights 

  • Venues