The 8 Forgotten Olympic Games

2.6.2014

By Kevin Okeeffe

Not every Olympic Games is a Sochi-level noisemaker; some have been lost to history's memory.

1984 Winter Olympic Games: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

Memories of the event aren’t the only facet of the Sarajevo Games that have been lost to time — the country it was held in no longer exists, Yugoslavia having been dissolved into five different countries not even a decade after the Games. The quick-to-be-dismantled host country, and competition with the more successful L.A. Summer Games held that year, affected the notability of this particular Olympics — plus, as the Olympics’ official site notes, the games were free of major controversy. Good news is no news, in this case.

Tags: Exclusives

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