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XIV Olympic Winter Games
XIV Olympic Winter Games

The emblem symbolizes a stylized snowflake,
as well as the embroidery produced in the Sarajevo region
with the Olympic rings above.
Host city Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Nations participating 49
Athletes participating 1272
(998 men, 274 women)
Events 49 in 6 sports
Opening ceremony February 7
Closing ceremony February 19
Officially opened by Mika Špiljak
Athlete's Oath Bojan Križaj (Alpine skiing)
Judge's Oath Dragan Perović
Olympic Torch Sanda Dubravčić (Figure skating)
Stadium Asim Ferhatović Stadion

The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated in Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was at the time part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Other candidate cities were Sapporo, Japan; and Gothenburg, Sweden. It was the first Winter Games and the second Olympics held in a socialist country (the first was the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union). The chart's information comes from the International Olympic Committee Vote History web page.

1984 Winter Olympics Bidding Results
City NOC Name Round 1 Round 2
Sarajevo  Yugoslavia 31 39
Sapporo  Japan 33 36
Gothenburg  Sweden 10 -

Contents

Torch Relay

The torch relay for the 1984 Sarajevo Olympic games started in Olympia-Athens and then by Airplane to Dubrovnik (Route One) Split- Ljubljana– Zagreb - Sarajevo(Route Two) Skopje – Novi Sad – Belgrade – Sarajevo The total distance of the Torch relay was 5,289 km (plus 2,879 km of local routes). Two Routes main routes and one in the west (2,602 km), the other in the east (2,687 km). The final torchbearer, from a total of 1600, was Sanda Dubravcic.

Highlights

Official mascot

Readers of Yugoslav newspapers were asked to choose the mascot for the 1984 Winter Olympics from a list of six finalists. The winner was Vučko, the little wolf, designed by Slovenian designer and illustrator Jože Trobec. The other finalists were a chipmunk, a lamb, a mountain goat, a porcupine, and a snowball.

Venues

City venues

Mountain venues

Other facilities

  • Olympic Village, Mojmilo
  • Press Village, Dobrinja
  • Hotels: Igman (Igman), Famos (Bjelašnica), Smuk (Bjelašnica), Bistrica (Jahorina)

Medals awarded

See the medal winners, ordered by sport:

Demonstration sport

Medal count

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  East Germany (GDR) 9 9 6 24
2  Soviet Union (URS) 6 10 9 25
3  United States (USA) 4 4 0 8
4  Finland (FIN) 4 3 6 13
5  Sweden (SWE) 4 2 2 8
6  Norway (NOR) 3 2 4 9
7  Switzerland (SUI) 2 2 1 5
8  Canada (CAN) 2 1 1 4
 West Germany (FRG) 2 1 1 4
10  Italy (ITA) 2 0 0 2

Participants

A then record of 49 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) entered athletes at the 1984 Winter Olympic Games.

Egypt, Monaco, Puerto Rico, Senegal, and Virgin Islands participated in their 1st Winter Olympic Games.

The Republic of China ended its boycott of the Olympic Games over the controversy regarding the IOC's recognition of the People's Republic of China, and competed as Chinese Taipei for the first time.

See also

Notes

External links

Preceded by
Lake Placid
Winter Olympics
Sarajevo

XIV Olympic Winter Games (1984)
Succeeded by
Calgary

Simple English

The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in Sarajevo, then in Yugoslavia and now in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Other candidate cities were Sapporo, Japan; and Falun in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was the first Winter Games and the second Olympics held in Eastern Europe (the first was the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow).

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Games in italics will be held in the future, and those in (brackets) were cancelled because of war. See also: Ancient Olympic Games

Youth Olympic Games
Summer Games:2010, 2014, 2018
Winter Games:2012, 2016
Singapore 2010Innsbruck 2012Nanjing 2014







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