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Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – Closing Ceremony – Part 3 – ABC With Jim McKay


The Soviet Union dominated the ice hockey competition….winning every match to take their sixth Olympic gold in eight Winter Games.   East German sledders fully demonstrated their prowess at the Trebević track….as Wolfgang Hoppe and Dietmar Schauerhammer clinched gold in both bobsleigh events….while Bernhard Lehmann and Bogdan Musiol secured both silvers.  Led by Steffi Martin, who won the first of her two back-to-back Olympic titles….East German lugers swept the women’s singles medals. This show of strength was also observed in the women’s speed skating….where East German athletes grabbed nine of the twelve medals in dispute.  Four of these were won by Karin Enke (matching the total tallies of Hämäläinen and Svan)….and three by Andrea Schöne….who was in direct competition with Enke.  Speed skater Gaétan Boucher won three of Canada’s four medals in Sarajevo, including two golds.

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