1984 Yugoslavia Winter Olympics Location 30 Years Later


In 1984 the Winter Olympics were held in what was then Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. A few years after the Olympics finished up the Bosnian War broke out and took it’s tole on the Olympic facilities. Kosevo Stadium, where the opening and closing ceremonies were held, was renovated in 1998.  The bobsled and luge facilities at Mount Trebevic and the ski jump area at Mount Igmam remain abandoned and have become targets for graffiti artists over the years. Reuters photographer Dado Ruvic visited Sarajevo’s abandoned Olympic venues and captured these haunting photos.