Handball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Handball at the 1984 Summer Olympics featured competition for men and women. Due to the USSR-led boycott some strong handball nations from Eastern Bloc did not compete; this gave an opportunity to the Yugoslav team to take both gold medals. Games were played at Titan Gym in Fullerton, California. Teams in two groups played each other in a round to decide, for which place each of them should compete in the Final Round.

Pavle Jurina

Pavle "Pavo" Jurina (2 January 1954 – 2 December 2011) was a Croatian handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics. Jurina was born in Našice. Standing at 1.94 m, he debuted as a handball player with the local team RK NEXE Našice; in 1976 he moved to RK Partizan Bjelovar, winning the Yugoslav national championship in 1977 and 1979. In 1980 he was a member of the Yugoslav handball team which finished sixth in the handball Olympic tournament. He played all six matches and scored 33 goals.

Mirjana Ognjenović

Mirjana Ognjenović (born 17 September 1953 in Zagreb) is a former Yugoslav/Croatian handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics. In 1980 she won the silver medal with the Yugoslav team. She played all five matches and scored eleven goals. Four years later she won the gold medal as member of the Yugoslav team. She played four matches including the final and scored ten goals. * profile

Momir Rnić (handballer born 1955)

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Momir Rnić (born 3 February 1955 in Sečanj, Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia) is a former Yugoslav handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics, in the 1984 Summer Olympics, and in the 1988 Summer Olympics. In 1980 he was a member of the Yugoslav handball team which finished sixth. He played all six matches and scored seventeen goals. Four years later he was part of the Yugoslav team which won the gold medal. He played four matches and scored one goals. In 1988 he won the bronze medal with the Yugoslav team. He played all six matches and scored eighteen goals. His son Momir Rnić ia also a handballer, member of Serbia national handball team. * profile

Svetlana Kitić

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Svetlana Kitić (, born 19 June 1960 in Tuzla, SR Bosnia-Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a retired Yugoslav and Bosnian handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics for Yugoslavia, and was part of the Bosnian national team in the early 2000s. In 2010, she was voted the best female handball player ever by the International Handball Federation. Late in her career Kitić returned to her homeland Bosnia and Herzegovina after the war, and simultaneously coached and played for Sarajevo based handball club Željezničar and later for Jedinstvo, club from her hometown Tuzla and where she started professional career in handball as 16-year-old girl.

Jasna Kolar-Merdan

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Jasna Kolar-Merdan (born 19 October 1956 in Mostar) is a former Yugoslav handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics, in the 1984 Summer Olympics and in the 1992 Summer Olympics. In 1980 she won the silver medal with the Yugoslav team. She played all five matches and scored nine goals. Four years later she won the gold medal as member of the Yugoslav team. She played all five matches and scored 48 goals. She was the top scorer of the tournament. She was voted World Handball Player of 1990 by the International Handball Federation. In 1992 she was part of the Austrian team which finished fifth in the Olympic tournament. She played all four matches and scored 23 goals. * profile

Svetlana Anastasovska

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Svetlana Anastasovska-Obućina (née Anastasovska, born April 26, 1961 in Belgrade) is a former Serbian handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics, in the 1984 Summer Olympics and in the 1988 Summer Olympics. In 1980 she won the silver medal with the Yugoslav team. She played all five matches and scored twelve goals. Four years later she won the gold medal as member of the Yugoslav team. She played all five matches and scored 13 goals. In 1988 she was part of the Yugoslav team which finished fourth in the Olympic tournament. She played one match. * profile

Jovica Elezović

Jovica Elezović (, born March 2, 1956 in Vrbas) is a former Yugoslav handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics. In 1980 he was a member of the Yugoslav handball team which finished sixth. He played four matches and scored five goals. Four years later he was part of the Yugoslav team which won the gold medal. He played all six matches and scored ten goals. * profile

Mile Isaković

Mile Isaković (born January 17, 1958 in Šabac) is a former Yugoslav handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics. In 1980 he was a member of the Yugoslav handball team which finished sixth. He played five matches and scored thirteen goals. Four years later he was part of the Yugoslav team which won the gold medal. He played all six matches and scored 39 goals. * profile

Zlatan Arnautović

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Zlatan Arnautović (born 2 September 1956 in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, then Yugoslavia) is a former Yugoslav handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics. In 1980 he was a member of the Yugoslav handball team which finished sixth. He played all six matches as goalkeeper. Four years later he was part of the Yugoslav team which won the gold medal. He played all six matches as goalkeeper again. * Profile at Database Olympics

Mirjana Đurica

Mirjana Durica
Mirjana Đurica (, born 11 March 1961 in Sombor, Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia) is a former Yugoslav/Serbian handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics, in the 1984 Summer Olympics and in the 1988 Summer Olympics. In 1980 she won the silver medal with the Yugoslav team. She played all five matches and scored one goal. Four years later she won the gold medal as member of the Yugoslav team. She played all five matches and scored 18 goals. In 1988 she was part of the Yugoslav team which finished fourth in the Olympic tournament. She played five matches and scored two goals. * profile

1988 Summer Olympics

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In preparation for the 1988 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee worked to prevent another Olympic boycott by the Eastern Bloc as had happened at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. This was made more difficult by the lack of diplomatic relations between South Korea and communist countries. This prompted action by the IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch, who was committed to the participation of these countries. Thus, at the Assembly of National Olympic Committees in Mexico City in November 1984, the "Mexico Declaration" was adopted; by it, the participants agreed to include the host of the Olympic Games in 1988. The agreement of the Soviet Union was reached in 1987.

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

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Post-Tito Yugoslavia faced significant fiscal debt in the 1980s, but its good relations with the United States led to an American-led group of organizations called the "Friends of Yugoslavia" to endorse and achieve significant debt relief for Yugoslavia in 1983 and 1984, though economic problems would continue until the state's dissolution in the 1990s. Yugoslavia was the host nation of the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

United States

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The 1970s and early 1980s saw the onset of stagflation. After his election in 1980, President Ronald Reagan responded to economic stagnation with free-market oriented reforms. Following the collapse of détente, he abandoned "containment" and initiated the more aggressive "rollback" strategy towards the USSR. After a surge in female labor participation over the previous decade, by 1985 the majority of women aged 16 and over were employed. The late 1980s brought a "thaw" in relations with the USSR, and its collapse in 1991 finally ended the Cold War. This brought about unipolarity with the U.S. unchallenged as the world's dominant superpower.

International Olympic Committee

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When Juan Antonio Samaranch was elected IOC president in 1980 his desire was to make the IOC financially independent. Samaranch appointed Canadian IOC member Richard Pound to lead the initiative as Chairman of the "New Sources of Finance Commission". In 1982 the IOC drafted ISL Marketing, a Swiss sports marketing company, to develop a global marketing programme for the Olympic Movement. ISL successfully developed the programme but was replaced by Meridian Management, a company partly owned by the IOC in the early 1990s. In 1989, one of the staff members at ISL Marketing, Michael Payne, moved to the IOC and became the organisation's first marketing director.

Hungary

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Ladislaus I extended Hungary's frontier in Transylvania and invaded Croatia in 1091. The Croatian campaign culminated in the Battle of Gvozd Mountain in 1097 and a personal union of Croatia and Hungary in 1102, ruled by Coloman i.e. Könyves Kálmán. The most powerful and wealthiest king of the Árpád dynasty was Béla III, who disposed of the equivalent of 23 tonnes of pure silver a year. This exceeded the income of the French king (estimated at 17 tonnes) and was double the receipts of the English Crown. Andrew II issued the Diploma Andreanum which secured the special privileges of the Transylvanian Saxons and is considered the first Autonomy law in the world.

Juan Pedro de Miguel

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Juan Pedro de Miguel Rubio (January 13, 1958 – August 12, 2016) was a Spanish handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics. In 1980 he was part of the Spanish team which finished fifth in the Olympic tournament. He played all six matches as goalkeeper. Four years later he finished eighth with the Spanish team in the 1984 Olympic tournament. He played five matches as goalkeeper. Rubio died on August 12, 2016 from a heart attack. He was 58. *

Eugenio Serrano

Eugenio Serrano Gispert (born April 14, 1960) is a former Spanish handball player who competed in the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics. In 1980, he was part of the Spanish team which finished fifth in the Olympic tournament. He played all six matches and scored twenty goals. Four years later, he finished eighth with the Spanish team in the 1984 Olympic tournament. He played all six matches and scored 14 goals. In 1988, he was a member of the Spanish team which finished ninth in the Olympic tournament. He played all six matches and scored 24 goals.

Juan de la Puente

Juan Alfonso de la Puente
Juan Alfonso de la Puente Bordonaba (born January 14, 1956 in Gijón) is a former Spanish handball player who competed at the 1980, the 1984 and the 1988 Summer Olympics for his native country. In 1980 he was part of the Spanish team which finished fifth in the Olympic Tournament. He played all six matches and scored ten goals. Four years later he finished eighth with the Spanish team in the 1984 Olympic tournament. He played four matches and scored five goals. In 1988 he was a member of the Spanish team which finished ninth in the Olympic tournament. He played five matches and scored seven goals.

Juan José Uría

Juan José Uría Bazterrica (born July 25, 1956 in Gipuzkoa) is a former Spanish handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics in the 1984 Summer Olympics, and in the 1988 Summer Olympics. In 1980 he was part of the Spanish team which finished fifth in the Olympic tournament. He played all six matches and scored 24 goals. Four years later he finished eighth with the Spanish team in the 1984 Olympic tournament. He played all six matches and scored ten goals. In 1988 he was a member of the Spanish team which finished ninth in the Olympic tournament. He played all six matches and scored six goals.

Rafael López (handballer)

Rafael López
Rafael López de León (born August 14, 1953) is a former Spanish handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics. In 1980 he was part of the Spanish team which finished fifth in the Olympic tournament. He played two matches. Four years later he finished eighth with the Spanish team in the 1984 Olympic tournament. He played five matches and scored three goals.

Agustín Millán

Agustín Milián Gracía (born August 28, 1958) is a former Spanish handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics. In 1980 he was part of the Spanish team which finished fifth in the Olympic tournament. He played five matches and scored twelve goals. Four years later he finished eighth with the Spanish team in the 1984 Olympic tournament. He played three matches and scored three goals.

José Ignacio Novoa

José Ignacio Novoa Behovide (born December 20, 1955 in Irun) is a former Spanish handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics. In 1980 he was part of the Spanish team which finished fifth in the Olympic tournament. He played five matches and scored three goals. Four years later he finished eighth with the Spanish team in the 1984 Olympic tournament. He played all six matches and scored seven goals.

Mogens Jeppesen

Mogens Jeppesen (born July 10, 1953) is a former Danish handball player who competed in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics. He was born in Gylling, Odder. In 1980 he was part of the Danish team which finished ninth in the Olympic tournament. He played all six matches as goalkeeper. Four years later he finished fourth with the Danish team in the 1984 Olympic tournament. He played all six match as goalkeeper again. * profile

Anders Dahl-Nielsen

Andres Dahl-Nielsen
Anders Dahl-Nielsen (born 27 January 1951) is a former Danish handball player who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics, in the 1980 Summer Olympics, and in the 1984 Summer Olympics. He was born in Aarhus. In 1976 he was part of the Danish team which finished eighth in the Olympic tournament. He played all six matches and scored 22 goals. Four years later he finished ninth with the Danish team in the 1980 Olympic tournament. He played all six matches and scored twenty goals. In 1984 he was a member of the Danish team which finished fourth in the Olympic tournament. He played all six matches and scored eight goals. * profile