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Alpine Skiing at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games

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Host City: Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
Date Started: February 13, 1984
Date Finished: February 13, 1984
Events: 6

Participants: 225 (149 men and 76 women) from 42 countries
Youngest Participant: TPE Ong Ching-Ming (15 years, 124 days)
Oldest Participant: BOL Mario Hada (31 years, 48 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): FRA Perrine Pelen (2 medals)
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (5 medals)


In 1952, the Olympic Alpine program was changed slightly, dropping the combined event, and adding giant slalom. The standard three-events of downhill, giant slalom, and slalom for men and women remained the Olympic standard from 1952-1984. But after this year, the program would expand, with the addition of the super-G (super giant slalom) and the return of the combined to the Olympic program. The Alpine events in 1984 were contested on two separate mountains – Bjelašnica and Jahorina. That was not unusual, but what was different is that the events were segregated with the men’s competition held on Bjelašnica and the women’s events on Jahorina. Jahorina is a 1,913 metre (6,276 feet) high mountain, in the Republic Srpska, just southeast of Sarajevo, while Bjelašnica (=White Mountain) stands 2,067 metres (6,782 feet) tall, bordering Jahorina and Mount Igman (site of the ski jumping), to the southwest of Sarajevo. In addition to the regular program, four events for disabled skiers were held as an exhibition.