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Encyclopedia > 1972 Winter Olympics
XI Olympic Winter Games

The emblem represents the Rising Sun of Japan;
a snowflake, a symbol of winter; the Olymic rings
with “Sapporo ’72”.
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Host city Sapporo, Japan
Nations participating 35
Athletes participating 1006 (801 men, 205 women)
Events 35 in 6 sports
Opening ceremony February 3, 1972
Closing ceremony February 13, 1972
Officially opened by Emperor Hirohito
Athlete's Oath Keiichi Suzuki
Judge's Oath Fumio Asaki
Olympic Torch Hideki Takada
Stadium Makomanai Open Stadium

The 1972 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XI Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1972 in Sapporo, Japan, the first Winter Olympics to be held in Asia. The city won the rights to those games in 1966. Sapporo scene Sapporo White Illumination Sapporo (札幌市; -shi) is the fifth-largest city in Japan and it is the capital of Hokkaido Prefecture. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Hirohito (裕仁), the Shōwa Emperor (昭和天皇), (April 29, 1901 - January 7, 1989) reigned over Japan from 1926 to 1989. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... The Olympic Oath is taken by an athlete and a judge at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. ... The Olympic Flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame, Olympic Fire, Olympic Torch, Olympic Light, Olympic Eye, and Olympic Sun is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... The Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis in Athens, used in the 2004 Summer Olympics. ... Makomanai Open Stadium is a football stadium in Sapporo, Japan. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Sapporo scene Sapporo White Illumination Sapporo (札幌市; -shi) is the fifth-largest city in Japan and it is the capital of Hokkaido Prefecture. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...

Contents


Venues

  • City venues
    • Makomanai Park
    • Mikaho Indoor Skating Rink¹ - figure skating
    • Tsukisamu Indoor Skating Rink¹ - ice hockey
    • Makomanai Cross-Country Events Site¹ - cross-country skiing
    • Makomanai Biathlon Site¹ - biathlon
  • Mountain venues
    • Mount Teine¹ - slalom ski events, bobsled, luge
    • Okurayama Jump Hill² - 90m ski jumping
    • Miyanomori Jump Hill¹ - 70m ski jumping
    • Mount Eniwa¹ - downhill ski events

¹ New facilities constructed in preparation for the Olympic Games. ² Existing facilities modified or refurbished in preparation for the Olympic Games. Makomanai Open Stadium is a football stadium in Sapporo, Japan. ... Makomanai Ice Arena is an indoor ice hockey arena in Sapporo, Japan. ...


Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

The 1972 Winter Olympic Games Alpine Skiing results // Mens events Downhill Giant Slalom Slalom Womens events Downhill Giant Slalom Slalom Categories: | ... 1972 Winter Olympic Games Biathlon results Mens events Categories: | ... The 1972 Winter Olympic Games Bobsleigh results Mens events Four-man Two-man Categories: | | ... The 1972 Winter Olympic Games Cross country skiing results // Mens events 15 km 30 km 50 km 4 x 10 km relay Womens events 5 km 10 km 3 x 5 km relay Categories: | | ... 1972 Winter Olympic Games Figure skating Women Men Pairs Categories: | ... At the 1972 Winter Olympics held in Sapporo, Japan, one Ice Hockey event was held: mens Ice Hockey. ... The 1972 Winter Olympic Games Luge results // Mens event Singles Womens event Singles Categories: | | ... 1972 Winter Olympic Games Nordic Combined results Mens event ... The 1972 Winter Olympic Games Ski Jumping results Mens events Large hill February 11, 1972 Normal hill February 6, 1972 Categories: | | ... The 1972 Winter Olympics Speed Skating results // Mens events 500 m 1,500 m 5,000 m 10,000 m Womens events 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 3,000 m Categories: | | ...

Participating nations

  • Greece Greece
  • Hungary Hungary
  • Iceland Iceland
  • Italy Italy
  • Iran Iran
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Lebanon Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • Norway Norway
  • Philippines Philippines
  • Poland
  • Romania Romania
  • Spain Spain
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • United States United States
  • USSR USSR
  • Yugoslavia Yugoslavia

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Medal count

1972 Winter Olympics medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 USSR 8 5 3 16
2 East Germany 4 3 7 14
3 Switzerland 4 3 3 10
4 Netherlands 4 3 2 9
5 United States 3 2 3 8
6 West Germany 3 1 1 5
7 Norway 2 5 5 12
8 Italy 2 2 1 5
9 Austria 1 2 2 5
10 Sweden 1 1 2 4
Further information: 1972 Winter Olympics medal count

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See also

For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ... Bold textralf is gay IOC redirects here. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ...

External links

  • (German) Olympicstatistics
Olympic Games

Sports
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Medal counts For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... This article gives lists of Olympic medalists for those Olympic Games sports where such lists have been created in Wikipedia. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ...

Summer Games

1896, 1900, 1904, 19061, 1908, 1912, (1916)2, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024 Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ... The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, were held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. ... The 1900 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, were held in 1900 in Paris, France. ... participants The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, were held in St. ... The 1906 Summer Olympics, also called the 1906 Intercalated Games, were held in Athens, Greece. ... The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IV Olympiad, were held in 1908 in London, England. ... The Games of the V Olympiad were held in 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... The Games of the VI Olympiad were to have been held in 1916 in Berlin, Germany. ... The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were held in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium. ... The Games of the VIII Olympiad were held in 1924 in Paris, France. ... The Games of the IX Olympiad were held in 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, were held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. ... The Games of the XII Olympiad originally programmed to celebrated between September 21 to October 6, 1940 were cancelled due to World War II. Originally slated to be held in Tokyo, Japan, but the Games were given back to the IOC, because the Second Sino-Japanese War broke out in... The Games of the XIII Olympiad were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in London, United Kingdom. ... The Games of the XIV Olympiad were held in 1948 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. ... The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were held in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland. ... The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia, although the equestrian events could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. ... The 1960 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVII Olympiad, were held in 1960 in Rome, Italy. ... The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ... The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968. ... The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ... The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Badge, released in the USSR The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow, USSR. Another candidate in the bid to organize the Olympics was Los Angeles. ... Audio samples composed by John Williams: Olympic Fanfare (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Olympic Theme (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Problems playing the files? See media help. ... The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... The 1992 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... participants The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The 2004 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing, China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p. ... Olympic Flags at Dorney Lake. ... The host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics will be announced in Copenhagen in 2009. ... The 2020 Summer Olympics, what will be officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, is an international athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

Winter Games

1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games or the Olympic Winter Games, are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ... The 1924 Winter Olympics, officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. ... The II Olympic Winter Games were held in 1928 in Sankt-Moritz, Switzerland. ... The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1932 in Lake Placid, New York, United States. ... The 1936 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1936 in the villages of Garmisch and Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany. ... The anticipated V Olympic Winter Games were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in Sapporo, Japan. ... The anticipated V Olympic Winter Games were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... The V Olympic Winter Games were held in St. ... The VI Olympic Winter Games were held in 1952 in Oslo, Norway. ... The VII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1956 in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. ... The VIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1960 in Squaw Valley, USA. Alexander Cushing, the creator of the resort, campaigned vigorously to win the Games. ... The 1964 Winter Olympics, officially known as the IX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1964 in Innsbruck, Austria. ... The 1968 Winter Olympics, officially known as the X Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1968 Grenoble, France and opened on February 6. ... The XII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. ... The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ... The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1984 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1992 in Albertville, France. ... The XVII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... The XVIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... Neve and Gliz, the 2006 Olympics mascots, on display in Turin The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were held in Turin, Italy from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. ... The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next Winter Olympics, scheduled to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010. ... The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, will be celebrated in 2014, and are an international winter sports athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). ... The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, will be celebrated in 2018, and are an international winter sports athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). ... The 2022 Winter Olympics, formally called the XXIV Olympic Winter Games is an event that the International Olympic Committee has yet to organize. ...

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