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British Figure Skaters Recreate Olympic Routine In Sarajevo
February 13, 2014 14:10 GMT
British figure skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have returned to Bosnia-Herzegovina to recreate their gold-winning performance 30 years after the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.
Torvill, 56, and Dean, 55, reenacted their dance to Maurice Ravel's "Bolero" on the same Olympic rink to mark the anniversary of their success.
In 1984, their performance drew an unprecedented row of 6.0 scores -- the first, and so far only, perfect score in Olympic skating history.
Torvill and Dean recreated their purple costumes for the reenactment of their emotional "Bolero" performance.
The stadium, originally called the Olympic Hall Zetra, was destroyed in the 1992-95 Bosnian war and rebuilt in 1999.
Invited back by the mayors of Sarajevo and East Sarajevo, the pair said they were honored to perform in an arena that represents "hallowed ground" for them.
The event was held to launch a campaign to build a permanent ice rink in the Bosnian capital ahead of the 2017 European Youth Winter Olympic Festival.
Jayne Torvill, Sarajevo Mayor Ivo Komsic, and Christopher Dean holding a drawing of Vucko, the official mascot of the 1984 Winter Olympics.
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