1972 Sapporo
  • Duration:
    February 3 to 13
  • Nations Participating:
    35 NOCs
  • Events:
    35
  • Competing Athletes:
    1006 (801 men, 205 women)
  • Canadian Competitors:
    47 (29 men, 18 women)
  • Medals Won:
    1 (0 G, 1 S, 0 B)

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

Medal Count

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COUNTRY:

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SILVER:

BRONZE:

TOTAL:

1Soviet Union85316
2East Germany43714
3Norway25512
4Switzerland43310
6United States3238
7West Germany3115
8Italy2215
9Finland - 415
10Sweden1124
11Japan1113
12Czechoslovakia1 - 23
13France - 123
T14Poland1 - - 1
T14Spain1 - - 1
16Canada - 1 - 1

Canadian Medallists

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ATHLETE:

SPORT:

EVENT:

RESULT:

SilverKaren MagnussenFigure SkatingSingles - Women -

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