Sarajevo 1984 Yugoslavia 8 - 19 February 1984

  • Host Nation Yugoslavia
  • Sports 6
  • Duration 8 - 19 February 1984
  • Competition Venues 9
  • Competing Athletes 1272
  • Competing Nations 49
DAYS SINCE Sarajevo 1984
11,480 DAYS

About the Games

The 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo were the first and only visit by the Games to a socialist nation and were a great success. Skiier Jure Franko, who took the oath on behalf of the athletes, earned the host nation's first ever Olympic medal with silver in the men's giant slalom, and the Federal Republic of Germany (West) were the most succesful.

The hottest ticket in town was for the Zetra Stadium to see Great Britain's ice dancing pair, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Their free routine to Ravel's Bolero mesmerised the audience and earned across-the-board perfect sixes for artistic impression to ensure their gold medal.