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Sarajevo
1984

DateFebruary 8 - February 19
CountryYugoslavia
Athletes1272
Teams49
Events39
Sarajevo 1984
Sarajevo 1984 Official Film | A Turning Point
Originals01:19:06
“A kid in a candy store” - Bonnie Blair shares the experience of her first Olympic Games
Highlights of Games - Sarajevo 1984
Highlights02:41

About the Games

Trouble-free Games

The Games ran smoothly, giving no indication of the tragic war that would engulf the city eight years later. Skier Jure Franko claimed silver in the giant slalom to win Yugoslavia’s first Olympic Winter Games medal.

Memorable Games

In speed skating, Canada’s Gaétan Boucher and East Germany’s Karin Enke each won two gold medals. Norwegian biathlete Eirik Kvalfoss earned a complete set of medals, and twin brothers Phil and Steve Mahre of the U.S. took first and second place in the slalom.

Historic Performer 

Marja-Liisa Kirvesmiemi-Hämäläinen from Finland became the only woman to have competed in six editions of the Olympic Winter Games. She dominated all three women’s cross country skiing events, winning by at least 10 seconds each time. She also won a bronze medal in the 4 x 7.5km relay.

A Perfect Bolero

British figure skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean mesmerised the judges and the world with their interpretation of Maurice Ravel's “Bolero”. The judges awarded them perfect scores across the board for artistic impression.

Sarajevo
1984

Featured Athletes

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Gold
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Bronze
FinlandFinland
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SwedenSweden
2
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1
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1
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German Democratic Republic (Germany)German Democratic Republic (Germany)
2
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2
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CanadaCanada
2
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1
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Replays from
Sarajevo 1984

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Twin Olympic Skiing Medalists - Phil & Steve Mahre

Sarajevo 1984 | Olympic Winter games
Sarajevo
1984

Discover the Games

The Brand

A visual identity is developed for each edition of the Olympic Games.

The Medals

Beginning as an olive wreath, medal designs have evolved over the years.

The Mascot

An original image, it must give concrete form to the Olympic spirit.

The Torch

An iconic part of any Olympic Games, each host offers their unique version.