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Location DB > Bosnia-Hercegovina > Sarajevo > Sarajevo > 1984 Winter Olympics Bobsled Track
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1984 Winter Olympics Bobsled Track
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created by baleze on 9/24/2005 7:40 AM
last modified by Mr. Bitey on 1/28/2019 2:18 PM
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Sled run for 1984 Winter Olympics. Completed in late 1982. Continued use for World Cup competitions after, until the start of the Yugoslav wars in 1991 that would include the Bosnian War the following year. The track was damaged as a result of Siege of Sarajevo. During the siege, the track was used as an artillery position by Bosnian Serb forces.

Specs:
Average grade 10.2%
Bobsled - 1300 meters, 13 turns, vertical drop 125.9
Men's Luge - 1210 meters, 13 turns, vertical drop 129.35
Women's Luge - 993 meters, 11 turns, vertical drop 99.8
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
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Sarajevo, Sarajevo
Bosnia-Hercegovina
Owner: city of Sarajevo
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  •  Hazards
  • landmines!
  •  Interesting Features
    Located at a very strategic point. Some trenches are still visibles around. Other than that, the hike from the city is well worth it (takes about 30 min from the center of the city).

    I wouldn't suggest wandering in the woods. DO NOT step out from roads, you don't want to loose a leg there.

    A massive demining operation began in 2014, and as of 2018 it was being used as a summer training ground for luge runners...
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     History
    Sarajevo hosted the 1984 Winter Olympic games. Situated in a valley, most of the installations were located in the surrounding mountains.

    This geographic position made Sarajevo more vulnerabe to serbian attacks from 1993 to 1995. The boblsed track was right in the middle of trenches on Trebevic mountain and was badly damaged from the fighting. Today, the whole area is suspected to host a good amount of landmines.

    Beginning in 2014, following an extensive demining operation, limited renovations began--preparing the site for summer training with a grant from the International Luge Federation. As of January, 2018 that operation continues.
     Media Coverage
    This link is dead -> http://www.saray.net/Press/brent/


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    Let's hike!
    Sat, Sep 24th, 2005
    posted by baleze
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     Web Links
    TONS of pics on the Google Maps location page - click the link and scroll through 200+ pics: https://www.google...+Track/@43.8397822,18.4430874,313m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m18!1m12!4m11!1m6!1m2!1s0x4758c89c382978c7:0xf8234ceb10eb9cab!2sSaraj evo+Bobsled+Track!2m2!1d18.4430874!2d43.8397822!1m3!2m2!1d18.4422222!2d43.8411111!3m4!1s0x4758c89c382 978c7:0xf8234ceb10eb9cab!8m2!3d43.8397822!4d18.4430874
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    Photography 9 / 10
    Coolness 10 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 1/30/2019 3:23 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 30 19 at 3:23, Steed validated this location
  • on Jan 28 19 at 14:18, Mr. Bitey changed the following: History, Interesting Features, Media Coverage, Description, Web Links
  • on Jan 28 19 at 14:09, Mr. Bitey changed the following: Media Coverage
  • on Sep 24 05 at 22:28, baleze updated gallery picture s79850024.jpg
  • on Sep 24 05 at 22:28, baleze updated gallery picture s79850023.jpg
  • on Sep 24 05 at 22:27, baleze updated gallery picture s79850012.jpg
  • on Sep 24 05 at 9:43, baleze made this location public
  • on Sep 24 05 at 9:43, baleze changed the following: Display Name
  • on Sep 24 05 at 9:36, baleze updated gallery picture s79850014.jpg
  • on Sep 24 05 at 8:23, baleze made this location available
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