1984 Summer Olympics

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The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held from July 28 to August 12, 1984, in Los Angeles, United States (and other venues around the United States).wikipedia
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1984 Summer Olympics boycott

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The 1984 Games were boycotted by a total of fourteen Eastern Bloc countries, including the Soviet Union and East Germany, in response to the American-led boycott of the previous 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; Romania was the only Eastern Bloc nation that opted to attend the Games.
The boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles followed four years after the U.S.-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

Los Angeles

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The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held from July 28 to August 12, 1984, in Los Angeles, United States (and other venues around the United States).
Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host the 2028 Summer Olympics.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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On July 18, 2009, a 25th anniversary celebration was held in the main Olympic Stadium.
Conceived as a hallmark of civic pride, the Coliseum was commissioned in 1921 as a memorial to L.A. veterans of World War I. Completed in 1923, it will be the first stadium to have hosted the Summer Olympics three times: 1932, 1984, and 2028.

Sam (mascot)

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The official mascot of the Games was Sam the Olympic Eagle.
Sam the Olympic Eagle was the mascot of the 1984 Summer Olympics which were held in Los Angeles.

1976 Summer Olympics

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After the murder of Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists in Munich (1972), the significant financial debts of Montreal (1976), and boycotts, few cities by the late 1970s were willing to bid for the Summer Olympics.
Moscow would go on to host the 1980 Summer Olympics and Los Angeles the 1984 Summer Olympics.

1980 Summer Olympics boycott

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The 1984 Games were boycotted by a total of fourteen Eastern Bloc countries, including the Soviet Union and East Germany, in response to the American-led boycott of the previous 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; Romania was the only Eastern Bloc nation that opted to attend the Games.
The Soviet Union, which hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics, and its allies would later boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

John Williams

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John Williams composed the theme for the Olympiad, "Olympic Fanfare and Theme".
Other works by Williams include theme music for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, NBC Sunday Night Football, "The Mission" theme used by NBC News and Seven News in Australia, the television series Lost in Space and Land of the Giants, and the incidental music for the first season of Gilligan's Island.

2028 Summer Olympics

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Los Angeles will host the Summer Olympics for the third time in 2028.
These will be the fifth Summer Olympic Games to be hosted in the United States, the previous four occasions being St. Louis 1904, Los Angeles 1932, Los Angeles 1984, and Atlanta 1996.

United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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The United States was the host nation of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.

1980 Summer Olympics

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The Soviet Union led the Warsaw Pact members and other Communist countries in a boycott of the Los Angeles Olympics, in retaliation for the U.S.-led boycott of the Moscow Olympics four years earlier (over the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan in 1979).
Los Angeles would eventually host the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Australia at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Australia competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States.

All Night Long (All Night)

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Lionel Richie performed a 9-minute version of his hit single "All Night Long" at the closing ceremonies.
Richie performed the song at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Peter Ueberroth

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The celebration included a speech by the former president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, Peter Ueberroth, and a re-creation of the lighting of the cauldron.
For five years Ueberroth served as the organizer of the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles.

Joaquim Cruz

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Joaquim Carvalho Cruz (born March 12, 1963) is a former Brazilian middle-distance runner, winner of the 800 meters at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Sebastian Coe

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As a middle-distance runner, Coe won four Olympic medals, including the 1500 metres gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984.

Juan Antonio Samaranch

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These were the first Summer Olympic Games under the IOC presidency of Juan Antonio Samaranch.
Although the 1984 Summer Olympics were still boycotted by the Soviet bloc, the number of IOC participating member nations increased at every Games during Samaranch's presidency.

Zola Budd

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She competed at the 1984 Olympic Games for Great Britain and the 1992 Olympic Games for South Africa, both times in the 3000 metres.

Daley Thompson

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He won the decathlon gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, and broke the world record for the event four times.

Edwin Moses

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Edwin Corley Moses (born August 31, 1955) is an American former track and field athlete who won gold medals in the 400 m hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics.

Nawal El Moutawakel

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Nawal El Moutawakel (Amazigh: Nawal Lmutawakkil; نوال المتوكل; born on April 15, 1962 in Casablanca) is a Moroccan former hurdler, who won the inaugural women's 400 metres hurdles event at the 1984 Summer Olympics, and was the inaugural female, Muslim, born in Africa, Moroccan to become an Olympic medalist (gold).

Carlos Lopes

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Carlos Alberto de Sousa Lopes, GCIH (, born 18 February 1947) is a Portuguese former long-distance runner, winner of the marathon race at the 1984 Summer Olympics, in Los Angeles at the age of 37.

Wendy Smith-Sly

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She won a silver medal in the event at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

Mary Lou Retton

At the boycotted 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals.