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  Sarajevo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sarajevo experiences warm summers, with average temperatures of 18.1 °C (64.6°F), and cold winters, with temperatures averaging 0.3 °C (32.5°F); the year-round average is 10 °C (45 °F).
Sarajevo is the capital of the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Sarajevo Canton.
Sarajevo was the first city in Europe to have a full-time (from dawn to dusk) operational electric tram line.
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 Hotel Europa garni - About Sarajevo
Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, located at 43°52' N 18°25' E. According to a 1991 census, its population was 429,672; currently estimated at around 400,000.
Sarajevo is part of Canton Sarajevo, one of the ten Cantons in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sarajevo experiences warm summers, with temperatures of 35 °C (95 °F) not being uncommon, and cold winters, when snow is guaranteed due to the city's altitude.
www.europa-garni.ba /eng/sarajevo.php   (434 words)

 Yak's Corner
Schneemann, the snowman mascot of the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics in Austria.
Vuchko, the wolf mascot of the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics in Yugoslavia.
Hakon and Krisin, the mascots of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics in Norway.
www.yakscorner.com /stories/OLY04_mascots.htm   (389 words)

 Sarajevo remembers Olympics
Sarajevo - Twenty years ago the Bosnian capital hosted the Winter Olympics and the city's Croats, Muslims and Serbs were fixated, along with the rest of the world, by Torvill and Dean and a dance to Ravel's Bolero.
With the 2004 Athens Olympics only months away, Bosnians this month remembered those happier times when the Olympic flame was the biggest fire on the streets and the city was a model of peace.
The Sarajevo Olympics were the first to be held in a communist country - the former Yugoslavia of which Bosnia was one republic - and they were generally applauded as a major success.
www.news24.com /News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1486032,00.html   (718 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : Olympics in the Nearest East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Its Olympic Committee has already carved new ski trails onto the flanks of Mount Bjelasnica, restored a 90-year old observatory on the summit - for use as a restaurant, and as a command center for the men's downhill ski events - and built bob-sled runs, ski lifts and jumps.
But to Ahmed Karabegovic, secretary general of the Sarajevo Olympics Organizing Committee, and a Muslim, the Muslim ambience is a definite plus.
This, says the secretary general, is the heart of Sarajevo and should remain just the way it has been since the 16th century, Olympics or no Olympics.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/198306/olympics.in.the.nearest.east.htm   (1034 words)

 1984 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1984 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia.
Skier Jure Franko won Yugoslavia's first Winter Olympic medal; a silver in the giant slalom.
Readers of Yugoslav newspapers were asked to choose the mascot for the 1984 Winter Olympics from a list of six finalists.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sarajevo_Olympics   (410 words)

 Sarajevo - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Sarajevo, also Sarayevo, city and capital, Bosnia and Herzegovina (commonly referred to as Bosnia), on the Miljacka River, in the east central part...
In the second Yugoslavia the education system included free preschool and free and compulsory schooling from age 7 to 15.
'The best Olympic Games ever.' So said Juan Antonio Samaranch, the president of the International Olympic Committee, at the closing ceremonies of the XVII Olympic Winter Games, which were held in February 1994 in and around Lillehammer, Norway.
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 Sarajevo Seeks Gold In the Ashes
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- On Mount Igman, southwest of town, two young Bosnian conscripts are quartered in a building that in another lifetime was an observation tower for Olympic ski jumping.
The rationale behind the Sarajevo Olympics bid is unabashedly self-serving: Bosnia needs the Games to rebuild the country, to reunite the people and to put the ugliness of the 1990s in the past.
While the International Olympics Committee cannot endorse Sarajevo's candidacy for the 2010 Games, the IOC's interest in helping to rebuild the city is a goodwill gesture that recognizes the city's past Olympics contribution, said Michel Filliau, an IOC deputy director.
www.saray.net /press/brent   (1345 words)

 BBC News | EUROPE | Sarajevo wants winter Olympics back
Sarajevo knows it cannot compete in financial terms, but it is proposing a moral campaign for the Olympics.
And the Olympics could help bridge the dangerous chasm between the ethnic and religious groups that vie for ownership of this small and combustible corner of Europe.
Although the majority of the winter Olympic events were held in what is now the Bosnian Muslim-Croat federation, some, including the ski slalom and women's downhill courses are in the mountains of Republica Serbska.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/1160219.stm   (730 words)

 CNN/SI - Olympics - Sarajevo reopening ceremony postponed - Monday March 29, 1999 05:29 PM
SARAJEVO (Reuters) -- A ceremony formally reopening Sarajevo's Zetra Olympic sports center, destroyed by Serb shelling during the Bosnian war, has been postponed because of the Yugoslav conflict, organizers said Monday.
They said Olympic chief Juan Antonio Samaranch, who visited the Bosnian capital during the 1992-1995 war, had informed them that he was unable to attend the event scheduled for Tuesday.
Zetra was the venue of the ice hockey and figure skating events during Sarajevo's 1984 Winter Olympic as well as of the closing ceremony.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/news/1999/03/29/sarajevo_delay   (252 words)

 Corpus Christi Online - / War-scarred Sarajevo eyes another Olympics
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Ravaged by war and bearing little resemblance to the city that staged the 1984 Olympics, Sarajevo wants to hold the Winter Games in 2010.
The Bosnian Olympic Committee announced its intentions Monday, the 15th anniversary of the 1984 Olympics.
Bogicevic later said that Sarajevo's candidacy would be officially submitted to the International Olympic Committee at the end of March.
www.caller2.com /autoconv/sportsworld99/sportsworld46.html   (385 words)

 1984 Sarajevo: Gaétan Boucher - Cold Gold: Canada's Winter Winners 1984 - 2002 - CBC Archives
Over the course of Boucher's spectacular Olympic career, he collects two gold, one silver and one bronze and is remembered as Canada's greatest winter Olympian.
Following his spectacular performance in Sarajevo, Boucher won the 1984 Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top male athlete and was promoted from Member to Officer of the Order of Canada.
In Sarajevo, he won two golds (in the 1000 and the 1500) and a bronze in the 500.
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 NPR : Turin Olympics Diary
When NBC's own Olympic Web site gives results in real time, when you can get them fresh over your cell phone or on other TV networks or NPR for that matter, it's a stretch for NBC to say, watch tonight and find out what happened.
That's when the International Olympic Committee gave the green light for professionals to compete in the Olympics if the governing federations of participating sports decided it was okay.
But International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge could not be faulted when he said this of Johann Olav Koss: "Many champions at the end of their career bask in their glory, after years of hard work.
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Sarajevo has always been a place of intersection, where caravans from the East met those of the West, thriving astride cultural tectonic plates.
Back in Sarajevo, I often heard its residents say their city was more a village than a city — though they corrected themselves to say that it socializes with the stamina of a city.
Sarajevo's population today is, by some accounts, at least 80 percent people of Muslim background, known as Bosniak — many of whom were forced from their hometowns in what was called ethnic cleansing.
russian.arizona.edu /courses/balkans/sarajevo.htm   (3711 words)

 1984: Sarajevo - New York Times
Memories of the four-year civil war that gutted much of the city in the early and mid-90's are still fresh, and many of them are intertwined with the facilities used in 1984 in the first Winter Games in a Communist country.
Sarajevo was chosen to play host to the 2009 Special Olympics Winter Games, where 2,000 athletes are expected to compete, but government officials decided to withdraw and to try instead for 2013.
Green Visions, www.greenvisions.ba/gv/, (387) 33 717 290, leads ecological tours and hiking and rafting trips in the mountains around Sarajevo — including an excursion to the 5,900-foot-high medieval village of Lukomir — during the warm months.
travel2.nytimes.com /2006/02/05/travel/05web1984.html   (543 words)

 World Tribune.com: Column by John Metzler
Mention Sarajevo today and the city evokes images that have little to do with sport and harmony and everything to do with the visceral hatreds, which wrecked former Yugoslavia.
Yet, the invasion of Afghanistan was not shelved because of the Olympics.
In the countdown to the 1988 Seoul Olympics, South Korea's then still military government moderated its domestic policies and allowed a political evolution, which later led to democratization.
www.worldtribune.com /wta/Archive-2001/mz07_13.html   (614 words)

 The 80s Server: Sports -- The 1984 Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Memorable moments were Carl Lewis' speed garnering him four gold medals, Edwin Moses hurdling to victory in the 400-m race, diver Greg Louganis taking the gold in the springboard and platform events, Mary Decker and Zola Budd colliding on the track, and the future Queen of Wheaties, Mary Lou Retton, doing her stuff.
The Games of the XIV Winter Olympics, in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, went off without a single problem (i.e.
Vucko, the official mascot of the Olympics, was on hand to welcome the 1,500+ athletes from 49 countries.
www.80s.com /Entertainment/Sports/Olympics/1984   (215 words)

 mceskating.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Jozef Sabovcik competes at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
In fact, when Jozef left the ice after his free skate at Sarajevo, he went to the dressing room and took off his skates, not expecting to medal.
All the Olympic skaters of 1984 were still active in all the disciplines and we thought that would be an incredible show.
www.michaelcollinsenterprises.com /jozef.shtml   (935 words)

 Sarajevo 1984 Olympic Proof Silver Crowns
The winter olympics were held in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia in 1984.
Since then, sadly, Sarajevo and Yugoslavia have become more famous for the recent Balkan war, in which Sarajevo was badly damaged by bombing and other fighting, and which has resulted in the breakdown of Yugoslavia into a number of separate nations.
They also serve to remind us of the ideals of the Olympic movement, which are intended to bring nations together in peaceful competition.
www.24carat.co.uk /yugoslavia1984olympicsilverproofcoins.html   (271 words)

 Skiing - 2006 Olympic Games: Mancuso Wins Giant Slalom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
She led the U.S. skiers with a seventh in the downhill and a ninth in the combined, then placed 11th in the super G. She was 13th in combined at the Salt Lake City Games.
Mancuso's medal was the first gold won by a U.S. woman in the giant slalom since Debbie Armstrong won at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics (the year Mancuso was born).
It was the 10th overall medal and fifth gold for American skiers and snowboarders at the Torino Olympics.
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 Olympic motivational stories, motivational story.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
At the age of 21, Ruben saw Scott Hamilton win the Olympic Gold Medal at the Sarajevo Olympics and he was inspired to find a sport and begin training for the Olympics.
He went on to compete in the Albertville Olympics and in the Salt Lake City Olympics (at the age of 39).
Ruben was chosen for the way he embodies the Olympic Spirit and for inspiring others to reach new heights.
www.thelugeman.com /motivational-stories.htm   (432 words)

 Rocky Mountain News: Olympics
Skiing aggressively and on her edges, she turned in the fastest time on the first run in the giant slalom, then poured it on during the second, charging across the finish line in a heavy storm to win the final women's alpine event of the Turin Games.
Mancuso's stunning performance gave the American women their first Olympic alpine medal since Picabo Street's gold in the super-G at the 1998 Nagano Games and their first gold in giant slalom since Debbie Armstrong at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics.
At 11, Mancuso painted a poster showing herself with three Olympic gold medals; at 15, she raced in her first World Cup event; at 17, she made her Olympic debut; and by 20, she had set an American record for junior world championships.
www.rockymountainnews.com /drmn/olympics/article/0,1299,DRMN_25056_4495833,00.html   (899 words)

 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
In 1948, it was discontinued due to anti-war sentiment, and a new version called the Winter Pentathlon was introduced at the St. Moritz Olympics that year as a demonstration sport.
The first Olympic biathlon competitions used big-bore rifles when competition was reserved for the military.
In 1992, women's biathlon was included as an Olympic medal event for the first time at the Albertville Games, where Canadian Myriam Bedard won a bronze medal.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/sports/biathlon/history.shtml   (581 words)

 kiat.net: Winter Olympic Games Sarajevo 1984
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.
www.kiat.net /olympics/history/winter/w14sarajevo.html   (256 words)

 TSN : OLYMPICS - Canada's Sports Leader
This time, Boucher marched the Canadian flag into the opening ceremonies and then began to leave his mark in Winter Olympics history.
In the 1000 metre final, Boucher faced arch-rival Sergei Khlebnikov and he defeated the Russian by 8-10ths of a second to win the gold medal.
Added to his silver medal which he won four years ago, Boucher's four Olympic medals are the most ever won by a Canadian winter Olympian.
www.tsn.ca /olympics/feature/?fid=10278   (355 words)

 Where Are They Now? Steve Mahre, 1984 Silver Medalist
The "younger" Mahre remembers the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo mostly as the day he won the silver in the slalom behind his brother "by 21 one-hundredths of a second." But things easily could have been reversed that day; the twins had traded one-two finishes on the World Cup circuit for years.
On the circuit and at Sarajevo, they would radio tips to each other on how to "read" the race course, telling their twin how to win.
Both went to the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, but Steve competed injured, finishing 15th in the giant slalom.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /olympics/258624_wolysteve09.html   (938 words)

 ESPN.com - Kwan, Hughes appear to be an Olympic lock
A former Olympic silver medalist and U.S. national champion pairs skater, ABC sports analyst Peter Carruthers is providing ESPN.com with in-depth analysis during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Carruthers, along with his sister, Kitty, won the silver medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.
But there is a lot of uncertainty about how she's going to go about spotting problems without a coach, although she appears to have managed it so far.
sports.espn.go.com /espn/print?id=1307370&type=story   (1006 words)

 Welcome to Sarajevo Movie Review by Anthony Leong
When you walk down the street in Sarajevo and look at the people that pass you by, it is often difficult for the outside observer to comprehend who the ethnic groups are and the reasons for the conflict between them.
At this time, in the mountains surrounding Sarajevo, the capital of BiH, units of the JNA began digging in, setting up artillery positions overlooking the city.
A peaceful protest by thousands of unarmed citizens was met by gunfire that originated from the top floor of the Sarajevo Holiday Inn, and it was this incident that marked the beginning of the four-year Siege of Sarajevo.
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