On February 8. 1984, the Winter Olympics Games in Sarajevo were opened and lasted until February 19.
According to statistics, 1272 athletes from 49 countries competed, and the Winter Olympics Games `84 were covered by more than 4,500 reporters.
The Olympic flame was lit by the successful figure skater - Sandra Dubravcic.
Large resources were spent on the Games, while a number of impressive construction took place to support the infrastructure needed for the visitors.
WOG have awaken interest in winter sports, which prior to the venue, were unknown in those parts of Yugoslavia.
Federal Weather Bureau climatologist Zeljko Majstorovic recalls todays date 27 years ago. He was then the head of the unit in charge of cleaning snow at the stadium. He says that before the grand event there had been almost zero snow, but that on February 7th and 8th, it began snowing heavily. An hour before the official opening, everything was cleaned and ready.
"Farewell dear Sarajevo ..." are the words of Juan Antonio Samaranch who closed the 14th Olympic Winter Games that were officially by the IOC rated as the best organized at that time.
Wednesday, 09. February 2011 at 08:16
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