Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Los Angeles 28 July 1984 : the spectacle. The brass band " All american Marching Band ".
Official opening of the Games by: President of the United States of America Ronald Reagan
Lighting the Olympic Flame by: Rafer Johnson (decathlete)
Olympic Oath by: Edwin Moses (athletics)
Official Oath by: Sharon Weber (gymnastics)
Carl Lewis (USA-athletics) entered into the history books. He matched the achievement of fellow countryman Jesse Owens (Berlin 1936), winning four gold medals in the same events: 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and long jump.
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With the Olympics being held in the United States only four years after the U.S.- led boycott of the Moscow Games, it was not surprising that the Soviet Union organised a revenge boycott in 1984. This time only 14 nations stayed away - but those nations accounted for 58% of the gold medals at the 1976 Olympics.
Opening date: 28 July 1984
Closing date: 12 August 1984
Country of the host city: United States of America (USA)
There were no candidate cities.
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