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1972 Sapporo Winter

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  THE XIth OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES Torche
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accueil For the first time, Winter Game are confided to a country of the Asiatic continent, Japan, which, eight years previously, in Tokyo, had very well organized summer's games. It is a big city, bigger than Grenoble where from a more considerable dispersal still competitions.

Dates: February 3 - 13, 1972
N.O.C. participants: 35
Number of sports: 6
Number of contests: 35
Number of athletes: 1006
Men: 801
Women: 205
Opening: L'Emperor Hiro-Hito
Oath: Keiichi Suzuki
Last torch bearer: Hideki Takada
Bids towns: Banff (CAN), Lahti/Are (SWE), Salt Lake City (USA)