Bids for the 1972 Winter Olympics

The selection process for the 1972 Winter Olympics consisted of three bids, and saw Sapporo, Japan, be selected ahead of Banff, Alberta, Canada; Lahti, Finland; and Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The selection was made at the 64th IOC Session in Rome on 25 April 1966.[1]

Bids for the
1972 (1972) Winter Olympics
XI Olympic Winter Games
Winner: Sapporo
Runner-up: Banff, Alberta
Shortlist: Lahti · Salt Lake City
Election venueRome
64th IOC Session
Missing location of the bidding cities.

Location of the bidding cities
Important dates
Decision25 April 1966
WinnerSapporo (32 votes)
Runner-upBanff, Alberta (16 votes)


IOC voting[1]
City Country Round 1
Sapporo   Japan 32
Banff   Canada 16
Lahti   Finland 7
Salt Lake City   United States 7


  1. ^ a b "Past Olympic host city election results". GamesBids. Archived from the original on 24 January 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011.

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