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It was the first Winter Olympics held in a Communist state. It was also the second Olympics overall, as well as the second consecutive Olympics, to be held in a Communist nation after the 1980 Summer Olympics were held in Moscow, Soviet Union. The only other games that have since been held in a communist state are the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing and 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, and the 2022 Winter Olympics which will be held in Beijing. All of these have been in China.

Host city selection

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1984 Winter Olympics bidding results[1]
City Country Round 1 Round 2
Sarajevo Template:Country data Yugoslavia 31 39
Sapporo  Japan 33 36
Gothenburg 23x15px Sweden 10

Torch relay

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Olympic torch Sarajevo 1984

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Panoramic view of Koševo Stadium during the 1984 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

Highlights

Official mascot

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Venues

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Bjelašnica alpine mountain

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Igman Olympic Jumps

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Olympic Symbol damaged during the Bosnian War

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City venues

Mountain venues

Other facilities

  • Olympic Village, Mojmilo
  • Press Village, Dobrinja
  • Hotels: Igman (Igman), Famos (Bjelašnica), Smuk (Bjelašnica), Bistrica (Jahorina)

Competitive events

There were 39 events contested in 6 sports (10 disciplines).

Demonstration sport

Calendar

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20px Alpine skiing 1 1 2 1 1 6
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20px Cross country skiing 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
20px Figure skating 1 1 1 1 4
20px Ice hockey 1 1
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20px Nordic combined 1 1
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20px Speed skating 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
Total events 2 3 2 7 3 4 3 5 2 5 3 39
Cumulative total 2 5 7 14 17 21 24 29 31 36 39
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Medal count

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Participants

A then record of 49 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) entered athletes at the 1984 Winter Olympic Games.

Egypt, Monaco, Puerto Rico, Senegal, and the British Virgin Islands participated in their 1st Winter Olympic Games.

The People's Republic of China ended its boycott of the Olympic Games over the controversy regarding the IOC's recognition of the Republic of China. The Republic of China (Taiwan) then competed as Chinese Taipei for the first time.

Many smaller countries competed in these games, due to the funding program created by the IOC. The IOC decided that it would cover all expenses for one male and one female athlete, per country. This allowed countries with smaller athletic budgets to participate in the Games.

Gallery

See also

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Notes

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  3. The 6.0 judging system has since been replaced with the ISU Judging System, therefore no other figure skater will earn perfect 6.0 scores in the future.
  4. Those Loony Olympic Mascots, Time Olympics, 21 May 2010

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External links

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Preceded by
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Winter Olympics
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XIV Olympic Winter Games (1984)
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