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XI Olympic Winter Games
Host city Sapporo, Japan
Events 35 in 6 sports
Opening ceremony February 3
Closing ceremony February 13
Stadium w:Makomanai Open Stadium

The 1972 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XI Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated 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 3rd game (summer or winter) held outside those regions over all, after Melbourne (1956 Summer Olympics) and Tokyo (1964 Summer Olympics). Sapporo was the largest city to have held any Winter Games at the time.

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Preceded by
Mexico City 1968
Succeeded by
Munich 1972
Preceded by
Grenoble 1968
Winter Olympics
Succeeded by
Innsbruck 1976

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