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14 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES

14 Winter Olympic Games,1984
Start:
08 Feb 1984
End:
19 Feb 1984
Countries:
49
Athletes:
1272
Women:
274
Events:
39
City:
Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

SARAJEVO 1984 - Bid History

  • 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.

14 Winter Olympic Games,1984 - 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.

Winter Olympics 1984 - Medal Table

Gold Medals
Silver Medals
Bronze Medals
Total
1
GDR
9
9
6
24
2
6
10
9
25
3
USA
4
4
0
8
4
4
3
6
13
5
4
2
2
8
6
3
2
4
9
7
2
2
1
5
8
2
1
1
4
8
2
1
1
4
10
2
0
0
2
11
1
0
0
1
12
0
2
4
6
13
0
1
2
3
14
0
1
0
1
14
0
1
0
1
16
0
0
2
2
17
0
0
1
1