. OLYMPICS UPDATE -The Olympics during war and during COVID « JO LEE MAGAZINE

The Jerusalem Post –  War, the Olympic ideal’s antithesis, menace and trauma, was raging between Yugoslavia and Bosnia when the Barcelona Games arrived.

Inspired by the ancient Olympic Truce – the tradition whereby wars were halted while the athletes competed – Olympic and Yugoslav officials agreed that the boycotted Yugoslavs would compete as individuals representing themselves, rather than their country.

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