1984 Sarajevo
  • Duration:
    February 8 to 19
  • Nations Participating:
    49 NOCs
  • Events:
    39
  • Competing Athletes:
    1272 (998 men, 274 women)
  • Canadian Competitors:
    67 (47 men, 20 women)
  • Medals Won:
    4 (2 G, 1 S, 1 B)

XIV Olympic Winter Games


Canadian figure skater Brian Orser faced an exceptionally keen field of competitors at the 1984 Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. But the Canadian champion pulled off a silver medal, the best finish ever by a Canadian man in Olympic figure skating. The British couple of Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean mesmerized the world with their performance of Ravel’s Bolero.

In the 500 m speed skating race, Gaétan Boucher, flag bearer for the Canadian team during the Opening Ceremony, won a bronze medal, one tenth of a second away from silver, two tenths of a second from gold. In the 1000 m race, he beat arch rival Sergei Khlebnikov of the Soviet Union by eight-tenths of a second to win the gold medal. And in the 1500 m, Gaétan won the gold by half a second, again ahead of Khlebnikov. Added to the silver he won four years earlier, these four medals were the most ever won by a Canadian Winter Olympian, until 2002. From coast to coast, Gaétan Boucher became a household name.

Olympic Oath (athletes): Boran Krizaj (alpine skiing)

Olympic Oath (officials): Dragan Perovic (alpine skiing)

Lighting Olympic Cauldron: Sandra Dubravcic

Official Opening: President Mika Spiljak

Medal Count

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TOTAL:

1Soviet Union610925
2East Germany99624
3Finland43613
4Norway3249
5United States44 - 8
6Sweden4228
7Czechoslovakia - 246
8Switzerland2215
T9Canada2114
T9West Germany2114
11France - 213
12Italy2 - - 2
13Liechtenstein - - 22
14Great Britain1 - - 1
T15Japan - 1 - 1
T15Yugoslavia - 1 - 1
17Austria - - 11

Canadian Medallists

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RESULT:

GoldGaétan BoucherSpeed Skating - Long Track1,000m - Men -
GoldGaétan BoucherSpeed Skating - Long Track1,500m - Men -
SilverBrian OrserFigure SkatingSingles - Men -
BronzeGaétan BoucherSpeed Skating - Long Track500m - Men -

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