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.
|XI Olympic Winter Games|
|Winner: Sapporo |
Runner-up: Banff, Alberta
Shortlist: Lahti · Salt Lake City
64th IOC Session
|Decision||25 April 1966|
|Winner||Sapporo (32 votes)|
|Runner-up||Banff, Alberta (16 votes)|
|Salt Lake City||United States||7|
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