Monaco at the
1984 Winter Olympics
IOC codeMON
NOCComité Olympique Monégasque
Websitewww.comite-olympique.mc (in French)
in Sarajevo
Competitors1 (man) in 1 sport
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Monaco sent a delegation to compete in the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia from 8–19 February 1984. This was the first time the principality had participated in a Winter Olympic Games, The Monégasque delegation consisted of a single alpine skier, David Lajoux. He failed to finish the men's slalom, and came in 47th place in the men's downhill.

Background

Monaco first participated in Olympic competition at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics, and have participated in most Summer Olympic Games since.[1] The Comité Olympique Monégasque (the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Monaco) was not recognised by the International Olympic Committee until 1 January 1953.[2] Despite their history of Olympic participation, these Sarajevo Olympics were the principality's first time entering a Winter Olympic Games.[1] The 1984 Winter Olympics were held in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia from 8–19 February 1984; a total of 1,272 athletes represented 49 NOCs.[3] Monaco sent a single athlete to Sarajevo, alpine skier David Lajoux,[4] who was chosen as the flag-bearer for the opening ceremony.[1]

Alpine skiing

Main article: Alpine skiing at the 1984 Winter Olympics

David Lajoux was 17 years old at the time of the Sarajevo Olympics, and he was making his only Olympic appearance.[5][6] On 16 February he participated in the single-run men's downhill race, and finished with a time of 1 minute and 56.95 seconds, which put him in 47th place out of 60 competitors who finished the event.[7] The gold medal was won by Bill Johnson of the United States in a time of 1 minute and 45.59 seconds; the silver medal was won by Peter Müller of Switzerland, and the bronze was earned by Anton Steiner of Austria.[8] Three days later, he took part in the men's slalom, but failed to finish the first leg of the two-leg race.[9] The gold and silver medals were won by American twins Phil Mahre and Steve Mahre respectively, with the bronze medal going to Didier Bouvet of France.[10][11]

Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
David Lajoux Men's downhill N/A 1:56.95 47
Men's slalom DNF

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Monaco – National Olympic Committee". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics – results & video highlights". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Monaco at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  5. ^ "David Lajoux Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  6. ^ "David LAJOUX – Olympic Alpine Skiing – Monaco". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games: Men's Downhill". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Sarajevo 1984 downhill men – Olympic Alpine Skiing". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games: Men's Slalom Run 1". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Alpine Skiing at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games: Men's Slalom". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Sarajevo 1984 Alpine Skiing – Results & Videos". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 November 2018.