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Sapporo 1972 Sapporo 1972 3rd February - 13th February

The Sapporo Games are the first to be held outside Europe or the United States

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    Schenk clinches triple gold

    04/02/1972

    The Netherlands’ Ard Schenk had been one of the finest speed skaters in world since the late 1960s. He was already a world and European champion, but in two previous appearances at the Winter Games he...

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    Cochran defends family honour

    05/02/1972

    Remarkably, there were three members of the Cochran family competing in the Alpine events in Sapporo 1972. Siblings Marilyn, Bob and Barbara had all been coached from a young age by their father in th...

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    Unknown Fortuna takes a big leap for Poland

    06/02/1972

    When candidates for the Polish team for Sapporo were being considered, 19-year-old Wojciech Fortuna was not even on the shortlist. and he was only a last-minute addition as a result of injuries elsewh...