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Torvill & Dean hold 'mass Bolero' in Nottingham

Torvill & Dean in their routine on St Valentine's Day 1984 in front of a sold-out Olympic Hall Juan Antonio Samaranch Credit: PA

Legendary Ice Dancers Torvill and Dean return to their home town of Nottingham today. The former olympic Gold medallists will perform a 'mass Bolero' in the Old Market Square.

Later they'll appear at the city's Ice Arena as part of the Dancing on Ice Tour.

Earlier this year Torvill & Dean travelled back to Sarajevo to recreate the Gold medal winning routine on the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 Winter Games.

Torvill and Dean recreate famous Bolero 30 years on

Nearly five thousand people have turned out to watch Nottingham's ice skating duo Torvill and Dean recreate their famous 1984 Bolero routine in Bosnia.

The routine won them gold in the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo 30 years ago.

After the performance, ITV News Central caught up with the pair.


Designer: Torvill & Dean statue a perfect tribute

Designs have been unveiled for a bronze statue of the Nottingham skaters Torvill and Dean.

Designer Carl Payne says it is the perfect tribute to the stars.

£80,000 needs to be raised for the statue to be made. It could be placed outside the National Ice Centre in Nottingham.

Torvill & Dean wow Sarajevo crowds with the Bolero

Nottingham Olympic gold figure skaters during their routine in Sarajevo last night Credit: PA

Nottingham's Torvill and Dean wowed crowds last night as they relived the moment they won Olympic gold, 30 years ago.

The pair from Nottingham created their 1984 Winter Olympics winning Bolero routine Credit: PA

The pair performed their famous Bolero routine in Sarajevo, but not in the original venue, as it was destroyed during the civil war.

The pair performed their routine flawlessly for a delighted audience in the Bosnian capital, resplendent in modernised versions of their famous purple outfits from 1984.

The skaters wowed a 5,000 strong crowd in the Bosnian capital last night Credit: PA

As the routine ended the crowd unanimously rose to their feet in applause, holding aloft cards bearing the perfect mark of '6.0' in recognition of their Olympic achievement.

Torvill & Dean described the opportunity to relive their Olympic gold routine as an 'honour' Credit: PA

Torvill and Dean made history in 1984 when their gold medal success saw them earn full marks from all nine judges, a feat never achieved either before or since, three decades on.

Despite it being 30 years, the pair could still pull off their iconic moves Credit: PA

The duo were invited back to the city by the mayors of Sarajevo and East Sarajevo and the performance also acts as the launch of a campaign to build a permanent ice rink in the city ahead of the 2017 European Youth Winter Olympic Festival.

Torvill & Dean in their routine on St Valentine's Day 1984 in front of a sold-out Olympic Hall Juan Antonio Samaranch Credit: PA


Torvill and Dean 'excited and emotional' to relive bolero

Olympic skating champions Torvill and Dean have spoken of their excitement and emotion as they prepare to relive their 1984 victory in Sarajevo.

The Nottingham duo took time out from rehearsals to speak to ITV News Central reporter Rajiv Popat ahead of tonight's performance of their gold medal-winning dance.

Torvill and Dean return to Sarajevo to perform bolero

Nottingham skating icons Torvill and Dean will take to the ice today to relive their 1984 gold medal-winning performance of the bolero.

Thirty years since their victorious appearance at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have been invited back to the country for a celebration marking the anniversary of the historic event.

Torvill and Dean performing the bolero Credit: Phil O'Brien/EMPICS Sport

They will skate alongside junior and senior skaters during the celebration.

The event is being held at the same stadium they performed in three decades ago - although it has since been rebuilt after being destroyed in the Bosnian war.

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