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Sarajevo 1984 Torch Relay IOC

Route design and details

After being lit in Olympia, the flame is taken by car and plane to Athens via Andravida, from where it takes off for Dubrovnik.

On 30 January 1984, the first torchbearer on Yugoslav soil was Veselin Djuho, a member of the Yugoslav water polo team which won gold in Los Angeles in 1984 and at Seoul in 1988.

A second flame was lit from the original flame, and the relay split into two parts between Dubrovnik and Sarajevo, one going through the east of the country and the other through the western part.

A total of 89 local Olympic torch relays were organised with a view to promoting Olympism as widely as possible. The torches used for these relays were lit from the main flame and taken to winter sports resorts and sports centres in the region. These local relays involved 7,500 people.

Sarajevo 1984 Relay route IOC

Start date: 29 January 1984, Olympia (Greece)
End date: 8 February 1984, Koševo Stadium, Sarajevo (Yugoslavia)
First torchbearer: Haralambos Karalis
Last torchbearers: Sanda Dubravčić, Olympic participant in figure skating (1980, 1984)
Number of torchbearers: ~1,600 in Yugoslavia
Recruitment of torchbearers: Special commissions, created in all the municipalities through which the flame passed, selected workers, athletes and students.
Distance: 5,289 km in Yugoslavia (2,602 km for the eastern route and 2,687 km for the western route). Of these, 900 km were covered by torchbearers. The flame was transported in specially adapted vehicles for the remaining 4,389 km.
Countries visited: Greece, Yugoslavia
Sarajevo 1984 Torch IOC Description: The handle was topped by a platform bearing the inscription Sarajevo 84 on one side and the Mizuno logo on the other. The Games emblem appeared on the combustion tube.
Colour: Gold and silver
Length: 57.7 cm
Composition: Wood and metal
Fuel: -
Designer / Manufacturer: - / Mizuno Corporation; Nippon Koki Co., Ltd

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