kiat.net
Olympic Games

XIV (14th) WINTER GAMES
SARAJEVO, YUGOSLAVIA | February 8th - 19th, 1984


Sarajevo, YUG


Sarajevo 1984

Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
XIVth WINTER GAMES

February 8 - 19, 1984

Mascot - Vucko the Wolf

49 countries, 1274 athletes (274 women)

6 sports, 39 events

Opening - President Mika Spiljak

Torch lit by - Sandra Dubravcic

Candidates: Goteborg (SWE), Sapporo

For the first time, an Olympic Games came to the Balkans. Although the Soviet Union would finish the Sarajevo Games with the most medals, 25, it was the East Germans who would strike gold the most, with individuals and teams finishing first in ski jumping, women's figure skating, women's speedskating, women's luge, and the two-man and four-man bobsled for a total of nine gold medals.

Looking back on the Sarajevo Games, one can say that some of Yugoslavia's more heartwarming moments came during these Games. Instead of the bloodshed that haunted the country for much of the 1990s, the Sarajevo Games gave the people of Yugoslavia a chance to come together and celebrate in the Olympic spirit.

These Games also saw American dominance on snow and ice. Bill Johnson won the men's downhill, while American Phil Mahre took gold and his brother Steve took silver in the men's slalom. Three-time defending world champion Scott Hamilton won gold in men's figure skating, and East German Katarina Witt won gold on the ladies' side. The British ice dancing team of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean amazed crowds and judges with nine perfect sixes to take the gold.

In what turned out to be a total letdown, the U.S. hockey team did not medal, and the gold returned to the Soviet Union. In something of a surprise, East Germany won more golds than the Soviet Union, but the Soviet Union took home the most medals with 25.

1924 
1928 
1932 
1936 
1948 
1952 
1956 
1960 
1964 
1968 
1972 
1976 
1980 
1984 
1988 
1992 
1994 
1998 
2002 
2006 
2010 

 

 

6 sports, 39 events

G
D
R

U
R
S

U
S
A

F
I
N

S
W
E

N
O
R

S
U
I

C
A
N

F
R
G

I
T
A

G
B
R

 

BIATHLON

 

1

     

1

   

1

   

3

BOBSLEIGH

2

                   

2

ICE HOCKEY

 

1

                 

1

LUGE

1

             

1

1

 

3

SKATING

                       

Figure Skating

1

1

1

             

1

4

Speed Skating

4

2

   

1

   

2

     

9

SKIING

                       

Alpine Skiing

   

3

     

2

   

1

 

6

Cross-Country Skiing

 

1

 

3

3

1

         

8

Nordic Combined

         

1

         

1

Ski Jumping

1

   

1

             

2

TOTAL

9

6

4

4

4

3

2

2

2

2

1

39

GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

(1 event added)
(24 Men, 13 Women, 2 Combined Events)

BIATHLON
M\10km: Eirik Kvalfoss, Norway
M\20km: Peter Angerer, West Germany
M\4x7.5km Relay: Soviet Union

BOBSLEIGH
M\Two-Man: Wolfgang Hoppe/Dietmar Schauerhammer, East Germany
M\Four-Man: East Germany

ICE HOCKEY
Men's Team: Soviet Union

LUGE

M\Single: Paul Hildegartner, Italy
M\Double: Hans Stanggassinger/Franz Wembacher, West Germany
W\Single: Steffi Walter, East Germany

SKIING

ALPINE SKIING

M\Downhill: William Johnson, United States
M\Slalom: Phillip Mahre, United States
M\Giant Slalom: Max Julen, Switzerland
W\Downhill: Michela Figini, Switzerland
W\Slalom: Paoletta Magoni, Italy
W\Giant Slalom: Debbie Armstrong, United States

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING
M\15km Classical: Gunde Anders Svan, Sweden
M\30km Classical: Nikolay Zimyatov, USSR
M\50km Classical: Thomas Wassberg, Sweden
M\4x10km Relay: Sweden
W\5km Classical: Marja-Lissa Hamalainen, FIN
W\10km Classical: Marja-Lissa Hamalainen, FIN
W\20km Freestyle: Marja-Lissa Hamalainen, FIN
W\4x5km Relay: Norway

NORDIC COMBINED
M\Individual: Tom Sandberg, Norway

SKI JUMPING
M\K-90 Individual: Jens Weissflog, East Germany
M\K-120 Individual: Matti Nykanen, Finland

SKATING

FIGURE SKATING
M\Singles: Scott Hamilton, United States
W\Singles: Katarina Witt, East Germany
Pairs: Yelena Valova/Oleg Vasilyev, USSR
Ice-Dancing: Jayne Torvill/Christopher Dean, GBR

SPEED SKATING
M\500m: Sergei Fokichev, USSR
M\1000m: Gaetan Boucher, Canada
M\1500m: Gaetan Boucher, Canada
M\5000m: S. Tomas Gustafson, Sweden
M\10000m: Igor Malkov, USSR
W\500m: Christa Rothenburger, East Germany
W\1000m: Karin Enke, East Germany
W\1500m: Karin Enke, East Germany
W\3000m: Andrea Schone, East Germany

 

Country

G

S

B

TTL

East Germany

9

9

6

24

USSR 

6

10

9

25

United States

4

4

0

8

Finland

4

3

6

13

Sweden

4

2

2

8

Norway

3

2

4

9

Switzerland

2

2

1

5

Canada

2

1

1

4

West Germany

2

1

1

4

Italy

2

0

0

2

Great Britain

1

0

0

1

Czechoslovakia

0

2

4

6

France

0

1

2

3

Japan

0

1

0

1

Yugoslavia

0

1

0

1

Liechtenstein

0

0

2

2

Austria

0

0

1

1

TOTAL

39

39

39

117

k i a t . n e t :: Site Meter