Voting instructions, and the reasoning behind them, for the locations of the 1972 summer and winter Olympic Games.
April 2, 1966
Decree of the Secretariat of the CC of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Instructions to the Soviet Representatives of the 64th Session of the International Olympic Committee in April 1966
of the Secretariat of the CC of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Issue of the Central Council of the Union of USSR Sports Societies and Organizations
Approve the instructions to the Soviet representatives at the 64th session of the International Olympic Committee (attached)
[two illegible signatures]
2 April 66
[Handwritten at the bottom of the page: The issue was considered at a meeting of the CC Secretariat on 19 April 1966. It was suggested to Cde. Mashin that he quickly write a note with instructions taking into account the exchange of opinions in the Secretariat. (see Minutes Nº 1).
The note was submitted on 19 April of this year. Cdes. Ponomarev and Suslov agree. [illegible signature]]
to the Soviet representatives for participation in the work of the 64th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in April 1966
1. During the selection of the cities to hold the 1972 Winter and Summer Olympic Games demand that all candidates guarantee free entrance to the competition of the athletes of all national Olympic committees recognized by the IOC and that the Games be held in accordance with the generally-accepted norms of international competitions.
2. When determining the site for holding the 1972 Olympic Games support the candidacy of the city of Lahti (Finland). In the event that the city of Lahti's bid is rejected vote for the city of Sapporo (Japan).
3. Support the organization of the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Europe, and during the specific choice of a site between the cities of Munich and Madrid, vote for Madrid.
[one illegible signature]
Voting instructions for the location of the 1972 summer and winter Olympic Games.
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