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Winter Olympics in Sarajevo

Winter Olympics in Sarajevo

The Winter Olympics came to Sarajevo February 8-19, 1984. Unwittingly, it was through the Olympics that news of Our Lady’s apparitions in the little village of Medjugorje hit mainstream media. As is common with covering the sporting events, human interest stories of the culture and state hosting the Olympics are also sought and reported on. Reporters covering the Olympics stumbled across the story of Medjugorje and released a few sentences briefly describing the visions, the location and the visionaries. But for many around the world who heard the news clip, it was an experience of grace. There was immediate interest and the beginning of a search to find out more. The Olympics was yet another unexpected and unlikely avenue God used to spread the news of Our Lady’s visitation.

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