HSH Prince Albert will visit Sarajevo in October to open the renovated Olympic Museum in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Sarajevo Times reported.
Mayor Abdulah Skaka told the Times that the Olympic Museum has been completed, with all exhibits now in place. The original opening had been planned for April 6, but the coronavirus epidemic intervened.
Sarajevo hosted the 1984 Winter Olympic Games in the then Yugoslavia. The city was subsequently badly damaged, thousands died during a siege by Serb forces, and most of the Olympic infrastructure was destroyed.
Prince Albert is a former Olympic competitor and was Monaco’s flag-bearer at the 1988, 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics. He has served as a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1985. His grandfather on his mother’s side, and Princess Grace’s uncle, were both Olympic rowing medallists.