The remains of Sarajevo's 1984 Winter Olympics suffered an unfortunate fate. Less than a decade after the closing ceremonies, its facilities were transformed into battlegrounds of the Bosnian War. Even the spared sites fell into decades of neglect.
But that's slowly beginning to change.
Earlier this year, The Olympic City photographer John Pack visited. He saw, he says, a city "ravaged by war, being reclaimed and used by regular folks." Kosevo stadium (where the opening and closing ceremonies took place) was renovated in 1998. Zetra Hall, destroyed during the war, was rebuilt in 1999. Skenderija Hall, abandoned for years, was renovated in 2006. It now brings in about 500,000 visitors a year. And Mount Jahorina, which hosted the women's Alpine skiing events, is a popular holiday spot (though landmines are still occasionally spotted along its off-course slopes).
Not all of the facilities are as fortunate. At Mount Trebevic, where bobsled and luge facilities were turned into an artillery stronghold, bullet holes are still visible. The site is now a prime target for graffiti artists and vandals. The ski jump area at Mount Igmam also sits as a haunting shell of its former self.
With only 100 days left before Sochi hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics, Reuters photographer Dado Ruvic explored Sarajevo's Olympic remains, capturing images that show the exhausting toll of time, history, and war: