14 Winter Olympic Games,1984
Begin1984-02-08
End1984-02-19
Nations49
Participants1272
Women274
Events39
CitySarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • In May 1978 at the 80th IOC session in Athens, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia was selected to host the 14 Winter Olympic games in 1984.
  • The second round of the voting gave the following results: Sarajevo - 39 votes, Sapporo, Japan - 36. The last candidate city was Falun, Sweden - 8 votes in the first round.
  • It was the first Winter Olympic games in a Socialist country.
Sarajevo 1984 - Medal Table
1. GDR
9
9
6
2. USSR
6
10
9
3. USA
4
4
0
4. Finland
4
3
6
5. Sweden
4
2
2
6. Norway
3
2
4
2
2
1
8. Canada
2
1
1
8. FRG
2
1
1
10. Italy
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
4
13. France
0
1
2
14. Japan
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
17. Austria
0
0
1
14 Winter Olympic Games,1984 - Some interesting facts
  • President of Yugoslavia Mika Spiljak officially opened the 14 Winter Olympic games 1984.
  • The Games was remembered by the biggest snowfalls and gale-force wind, which corrected the alpine skiing schedule.
  • Because of a commercial contract, a few top Alpine skiers - Ingemar Stenmark, Sweden, Hanni Wenzel, Liechtenstein were banned for the 1984 Olympics.
  • Soviet ice hockey team again was the best and a great goalkeeper Vladislav Tretiak won his third gold medal.
  • To increase the amount of athletes, the IOC offered to pay the expenses of one male and one female athlete from each country taking part.
  • For the first time, black African skier from Senegal - Lamine Gueye competed in the Winter Olympics.
  • Unfortunately, a lot of the Olympic sights were destroyed by the Civil war in the early 1990s.
The 1984 Olympics: Sarajevo and Los Angeles
Poster and Medals