Ten years ago, the Yugoslavian capital city of Sarajevo, welcomed the youth of the world to celebrate the Winter Olympics Games of 1984.
SARAJEVO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (FILE)
1. G/V OPENING CEREMONY
2. OLYMPIC FLAME IS LIT
3. YUGOSLAVIAN TEAM MARCHES IN THE STADIUM
3. CROWD APPLAUD
6. BALLOONS RISING OVER THE STADIUM
7. VARIOUS SHOTS OF ATHLETES COMPETING IN THE GAMES
8. AERIAL OVER THE CITY
9. OLYMPIC VILLAGE EXTERIORS
10. GAMES CLOSING CEREMONY RECENT FILE
11. SMOKE OVER THE CITY
12. SHELLING AT NIGHT
13. EXPLOSIONS AND FRIGHTENED CITIZENS
14. SHELLING AT NIGHT
15. THE OLYMPIC MUSEUM BURNS
16. THE WRECKED MUSEUM
17. THE OLYMPIC CENTRE AT ZETRA BURNS
18. SPORTS CENTRE DESTROYED BY FIRE
19. GRAVES ON THE OLYMPIC SITE RIGHTSHOLDERS: TVBIH
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Background: Ten years ago, the Yugoslavian capital city of Sarajevo, welcomed the youth of the world to celebrate the Winter Olympics Games of 1984.
Now as a war torn, besieged capital of a former Yugoslav republic, Sarajevo is a city of constant destruction, despairing inhabitants and powerless United Nations military.
In 1984, this bustling, pretty city hosted the 14th Winter Olympiad and thrilled to the exploits of Matti Nykanen, Katarina Witt, Pirmin Zurbriggen and Torvill and Dean.
The Opening Ceremony was held in the Kosevo Stadium and was presided over by Juan Antonio Samaranch, his first Games since taking the office as Olympic President, in 1980.
Sanda Dubravcic, a 19 year-old ice skater, carried the Olympic torch, up 94 steps to light the "Flame Of Friendship" and open the Games.
For 12 days, the eyes of the world focussed on this small slavic city, as the exploits of the world's best winter athletes, unfolded.
For the past 22 months, the eyes of the world have watched as Sarajevo and its Olympic memories, have slowly been systematically destroyed by the warring factions of the former Yugoslavia.
The Games of the 17th Winter Olympiad begin in Lillehammer, Norway on Saturday (February 12).