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Construction difficulties at Mount Eniwa’s Downhill course for the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics

Soya Ishikuza

Pages 16 - 24


The Sapporo bid for the 2030 Olympics has now been put on hold, but half a century ago, the city hosted the 1972 Games. The build up to the Games was notable for the first stirrings of environmental awareness as revealed by Soya Ishikuza a researcher at the Sport Sciences Laboratory, Japan Sport Association (JSPO).


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