What happened at Sarajevo Olympics?

Who won gold in Sarajevo?

Figure skating at the 1984 Winter Olympics took place at the Zetra Olympic Hall in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won gold for Great Britain, receiving twelve perfect scores (6.0) for artistic impression in the free dance segment of the ice dance competition, a feat that was never matched.

Who boycotted the 1984 Winter Olympics?

Soviets announce boycott of 1984 Olympics. Claiming that its athletes will not be safe from protests and possible physical attacks, the Soviet Union announces that it will not compete in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Who won the 1984 Winter Olympics?

East Germany, however, topped the gold medal count with nine medals, three more than those won by Soviet athletes. Finland, the United States and Sweden followed with four gold medals each.

Speed skating.

Event Men’s 500 metres
Gold Sergey Fokichev Soviet Union
Silver Yoshihiro Kitazawa Japan
Bronze Gaétan Boucher Canada

Why was 1984 Olympics boycotted?

The 1984 Games were boycotted by a total of fourteen Eastern Bloc countries, including the Soviet Union and East Germany, in response to the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; Romania was the only Eastern Bloc state that opted to attend the Games …

Why did USA boycott Olympics?

In 1980, the United States led a boycott of the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow to protest the late 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. In total, 65 nations refused to participate in the games, whereas 80 countries sent athletes to compete.

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