Bids for the 1972 Winter Olympics

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Bids for the
1972 (1972) Winter Olympics
XI Olympic Winter Games
Banff, Alberta · Lahti · Salt Lake City
Committee IOC
Election venue Rome
64th IOC Session
Missing location of the bidding cities.
Location of the bidding cities
Important dates
Decision 25 April 1966
Winner Sapporo (32 votes)
Runner-up Banff, Alberta (16 votes)

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


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 17 March 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011.