Sarajevo 1984 – Emblem

Designer: Miroslav R. Antonić

The emblem of the XIV Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo consists of two elements: the main motif and the Olympic rings. The designer of the emblem was Miroslav Roko Antonić, graphic designer and lawyer. The main motif is a symbiosis of a stylised snow crystal and a traditional embroidery motif from the region. The five Olympic rings, the emblem of the universal brotherhood of all five continents, crown the main motif. As the Organising Committee of the Games defined in the graphic design manual, they were an integral part of the official emblem and “could not be used alone”. For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, the candidature emblem was also used for the Games themselves. Only the rings and the typography were adapted. The emblem could be used – with or without typography – in all colours of the colour palette, positive and negative. The only exception was the orange- coloured emblem on black background.