Torvill and Dean back in Sarajevo after 30 years

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Associated Press

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 8:00 AM

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Three decades after their legendary performance of Ravel's Bolero at the Sarajevo Olympics in 1984, skating greats Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are back on ice performing the same routine at the same rink.

With the Olympics underway in Sochi, the pair said they were honored to be invited back to skate Thursday evening in an arena that for them represents "hallowed ground."

On Valentine's Day 30 years ago, the two became the first dancing pair ever to received perfect marks in a skating competition. The record remains intact to this day.

The sports hall, Zetra, was destroyed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war that took 100,000 lives. It was rebuilt in 1999 and the skaters are here helping to promote the Youth Olympics that Sarajevo will host in 2017.

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