XI Olympic Winter Games
In 1972, the Japanese spent a record amount to stage the Games in Sapporo. Canada’s only medal was silver, won by Karen Magnussen in figure skating.
A Dutch and a Soviet athlete shared stardom. Adrianus Schenk won 3 gold medals in speed skating, while Galina Kulakova did the same in cross country skiing.
Olympic Oath (athletes): Keiichi Suzuki (speed skating)
Olympic Oath (officials): Fumio Asaki
Lighting Olympic Cauldron: Hideki Takada (schoolboy)
Official Opening: Emperor Hirohito