Talk:1984 Winter Olympics

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First winter Olympics in socialist country[edit]

How were they the first olympics in a socialist country? Have you not heard of the Moscow olympics?

The same text, regarding Sarajevo being the first and so far only, socialist town to host the Olympic games comes from the official IOC website. This links to the official Olympic Games website were the text is stated. Yugoslavia was a nation that was recognized as more socialistic than communistic. The Soviet Union was regarded as solely communist. Yugoslavia enjoyed much more freedom in trade (economics) than the Soviet Union. Also, there were more human rights in Yugoslavia than in the Soviet Union. For example, the Rolling Stones came to Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now located in Croatia) in 1976. In the Soviet Union some people were blocked from listening to (back then) LP disks. I could continue in the differences between Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, but my point is that Yugoslavia was (overall) more on the socialist level, than on the communist when compared with the Soviet Union.

Thanks, Kseferovic 03:54, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Your remarks have nothing to do if a country is "socialist" or TAylor <3"communist". Yugoslavia was a socialist country, because it was a written in the constriction. Czechoslovakia was also self-defined as "socialist", but according to your parameters it was "communist". It has nothing to do with openness or closeness. Yugoslavia had a communist party, but the state itself was socialist.

Another thing, Yugoslavia wasn't, and its states now are not a part of Easter Europe. Buy a map. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:47, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Historical context[edit]

Should probably be something about Sarajevo Olympics as a landmark in Bosnian history. AnonMoos (talk) 04:11, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Population in 1984[edit]

The article claims that the games are the only to be held in a primarily Muslim city. Although Sarajevo is primarily Muslim today, I doubt it was in 1984. During most of the 20th century, the combined Serbian and Croatian population had been larger than the Bosniak population. JdeJ (talk) 17:03, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Check out the ABC Sports presentation called The Gold and Beyond. Jim McKay says something about there being more mosques than churches. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:07, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

British or US Vigin Island[edit]

Which Virgin Islands paticipates?

On this page the US Virgin Islands in written, but the wiki-page from the only athlet (Erroll Fraser) ist written:

Erroll Canute Fraser (was an ice speed skater from the British Virgin Islands, who represented his native country in at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. There he finished in 40th (500 m) and 42nd place (1.000 m), in the nation's first ever appearance at the Winter Olympics. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:44, 27 February 2010 (UTC)


How were the highlights chosen? I believe Gunde Svan, 2 gold medals + 1 silver + one bronze, should be added to that list. I don't want to do it myself though because I am Swedish myself and I am not objective.

By the way, the battle between Gunde Svan and Thomas Wassberg on 50 km cross-country skiing was unbelievable good television. I also think that was a highlight. But again, I am not objective. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Akedahllof (talkcontribs) 08:53, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Also, under "highlights" are these things mentioned

"First Games under the presidency of Juan Antonio Samaranch." - is that a highlight?

"Austria, usually a formidable winter sports nation, won only one bronze medal." - with what definition as that a highlight. They failed, it can't be a highlight, can it?

I think those two should be removed. Akedahllof (talk) 08:59, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

John Denver sang the theme song for the winter olympics and the song was called the gold and beyond — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:10, 17 February 2013 (UTC)