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    Michela Figini - Alpine Skiing

    02/05/2014

    Michela Figini shot out of the starting gate and flew down Mount Jahorina to win gold in the women’s downhill race at the 1984 Games – making the petite 17-year-old the youngest skiier ever to win an ...

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    Anders Gunde Svan - Cross-Country Skiing

    19/02/1984

    Cross-country skier Anders Gunde Svan’s powerhouse performance at the Sarajevo Games of 1984 earned him a haul of medals – and saw him crowned the youngest-ever Olympic champion in the event. The 22-y...

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    Phil and Steve Mahre - Alpine Skiing

    19/02/1984

    The Mahre twins were bound for Olympic destiny from the moment they were born in the White Pass Ski area in Washington, where their father was mountain manager. The brothers showed such promise on the...

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    Vladislav Tretyak/Team USSR - Ice Hockey

    19/02/1984

    At the Sarajevo Games in 1984, the USSR’s ice hockey stars laid to rest the ghost of their painful shock defeat at the hands of the USA four years previously at Lake Placid – dubbed the Americans’ ‘Mi...

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    Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi - Cross-Country Skiing

    18/02/1984

    Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi was the outstanding figure at the 1984 Winter Games, winning all three individual Nordic skiing events and a bronze medal in the relay. The 28-year-old Finn entered the 1984 Ga...

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    Jens Weissflog - Ski Jump

    18/02/1984

    Arguably the high point of German ski jumper Jens Weissflog’s long career was his first gold medal in the competition at Sarajevo in 1984. It was an early highlight in a career as remarkable for its ...

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    Katarina Witt - Figure Skating

    18/02/1984

    East German ice skating star Katarina Witt was crowned the queen of figure skating and catapulted to worldwide fame at the Sarajevo Games in 1984, after winning her duel with American rival Rosalyn Su...

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    Paoletta Magoni - Alpine Skiing

    17/02/1984

    Paoletta Magoni was one of a trio of skiers to deliver shock results at the Sarajevo Winter Games in 1984. The 19-year-old captured the gold medal in the women’s slalom, the final skiing event of the ...

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    Scott Hamilton - Figure Skating

    16/02/1984

    Scott Hamilton suddenly found himself the focus of America’s gold medal hopes when Team USA’s ice hockey team was dispatched from the 1984 Winter Games. Despite the pressure of an expectant nation des...

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    Bill Johnson - Alpine Skiing

    16/02/1984

    Bill Johnson skied his ways into the record books at Sarajevo by becoming the first American man ever to win an Olympic gold medal in Alpine skiing – and it all played out just as he predicted. Johns...

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Sarajevo 1984 photos

  • Opening Ceremony Sarajevo 1984

    Figure skater Sandra Dubravcic, who had the honour of lighting the cauldron, brandishes the Olympic flame during the Opening Ceremony

    ©IOC Jean-François Pahud

  • Opening Ceremony Sarajevo 1984

    A Nordic skier carries the torch in the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony

    ©IOC Jean-François Pahud

  • Jayne Torvill et Christopher Dean (GBR)

    The two British skaters gave a magnificent performance to Ravel’s Bolero in the ice dance, and won some exceptional marks: three sixes (the highest score) for technical merit, and nine out of nine possible sixes for artistic performance

    ©Getty Steve Powell

  • Winner's medal Sarajevo 1984

    The reverse of the medal features a design which, unlike the obverse, is highly unconventional. It is in fact a stylised representation of a head crowned with a laurel wreath, together with the name of the discipline in which the medal was won

    ©IOC

  • Closing Ceremony Sarajevo 1984

    Two Vuchkos and a Howdy (mascot for the 1988 Games in Calgary) at the Closing Ceremony of the Games in Sarajevo

    ©IOC Avelino Pi

  • Closing Ceremony Sarajevo 1984

    Vuchko at the Closing Ceremony of the 1984 Games in Sarajevo

    ©IOC Avelino Pi

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