33 years ago Sarajevo was the center of the world. Sarajevo held the 1984 winter Olympics. And it was something unbelievable. My mom remembers the exact date when they announced that Sarajevo will host the winter Olympics.
February 8th 1984, marked the opening of the 1984 winter Olympics, thousands of people gathered in Sarajevo for this beautiful event.
A interesting fact, that I actually did not know was that the days leading to the Olympics Sarajevo had no snow what so ever and believe it or not the night before the opening ceremony, Sarajevo was covered in snow! How unbelievable is this?
Sarajevo has beautiful mountains surrounding it, they were home to the skiing games during the Olympics. Even today on Bjelašnica, Jahorina, Igman and Mt. Trebević, you can go and see the Olympic sites. Mt. Trebević is special because it is home to the Bobsleigh track and you can actually go and visit it today. It is a beauty!
The Olympics brought a lot to Sarajevo and to Yugoslavia at that time. A lot of investments were made at that time, which even exist today. That day Sarajevo was the center and you had to be here.
Here is a video of the opening ceremony: