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February 24, 2014

Hosts' real Olympic challenge: after the games

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Other Olympic mountains around Sarajevo had turned into battlegrounds during the 1992-95 Bosnian war that took 100,000 lives. Afterward, most of them were left dotted with land mines.

The two ski jumping hills on Mount Igman were never used again and became a surreal backdrop during the war when United Nations armored vehicles rolled pass them.

The hall where British ice dancing duo Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean gave a legendary Bolero performance that won the first, and so far only, perfect 6s in Olympic history, now lies next to a sea of white tombstones.

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AP writers Raphael Satter in London, Rob Gillies in Toronto, Elena Becatoros in Athens, Didi Tang in Beijing, Jeff Martin in Atlanta, Ga., Jim Armstrong in Tokyo, Harold Heckle in Madrid, Aida Cerkez in Sarajevo, and Kristen Gelineau in Sydney contributed to this report.

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