A snowflake for Sarajevo
Miroslav Antonić Roko's 1978 logo for the 1984 Winter Olympics
The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, or just Sarajevo '84, was held between the 8th and 19th of February 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, now capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was the first Winter Olympic Games to be held in a communist country, with the heavily-boycotted Moscow Summer Olympics paving the way in 1980.
Sarajevo delivered a compact proposal, winning out against Sapporo and Gothenburg. The former had already hosted a Winter Games and the latter’s distance between venues was seen as a disadvantage. As early as 1970, the authorities in Sarajevo planned to host the Winter Olympics, and this was part of a broader programme to develop the region into a sustainable winter sports centre.