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YUGOSLAVIA
This great European sporting nation is today split into five different countries. Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia were present at the Barcelona games under the moniker IOP (Independent Olympic Participant).Beforehand, in other words, until 1991, the year of scission, a unified team including Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia made the best Olympic nations quake in their boots.In terms of medals, Yugoslavia was most successful in team sports. Olympic basketball champions in 1980, they have today one of the best handball teams.Since 91, Croatia won fame with its basketball team that faced the American Dream team in the final at the Barcelona games of '92. Ivanisevic, the tennis player, won two other medals for his country, yet dreamed of winning a first gold medal for them. This feat was achieved by the Croatian team in '96 in the handball tournament.As regards Slovenia, they left Catalonia with two bronze medals.A new stage was reached during the Sydney games in 2000 when the Montenegrins announced their intention to split from the new Yugoslavian Federation and no longer wear its colours. It should be remembered that Yugoslavia was still a united nation when the winter games were held in Sarajevo in '84.Today, following the violent conflict between the Serbs and the Bosnians, there is nothing left of the Olympic site, destroyed by bombs.
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