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Los Angeles 1984 Olympics




The City of Los Angeles: Los Angeles is the largest city in the state of California. It is the second largest city in the United States. Los Angeles is known as "L.A." or the "City of Angels ". Los Angeles is one of the major global cities in the world. It is one of the world's most important centers of culture, science, technology, international trade, and higher education. Hollywood, Hollywood Bowl, Griffith Park, LA Zoo, La Brea Tar Pits some major tourist attractions in Los Angeles. There are also four amusement parks.

The Twenty-third Modern Olympics: The 1984 Summer Olympics were officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad . The Summer Games were held in Los Angeles , California in United States in the year 1984.

Venue: The 1984 Olympics were held in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in the year 1984 . This is an outdoor sports stadium in Downtown Los Angeles, California at Exposition Park. The stadium is located next to the Los Angeles Sports Arena.

Participants: In the twenty-third Summer Games , 6797 competitors took part. The 140 countries which participated in the 1984 Olympiad were Andorra, Antigua, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan,

Botswana, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burma, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central Africa, Chad, Chile, China Republic, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Congo People Republic, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dahomey, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, The Gambia, Germany Federal Republic, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordon, Kenya, Korea people Republic, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagaskar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Western Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Singapore, Spain, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, U.S.A.,US Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen Arab republic, Yugoslavia, Zaire, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Events: There were 221 events in 23 sports in the twenty-third Summer Games in 1984 . Medals were awarded for archery , athletics, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, modern pentathlon, rowing, shooting, swimming, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling and yachting.

Medal Count: United States won 174 medals in total with 83 gold, 61 silver and 30 Bronze medals.

A Brief Description of the Twenty-third Olympiad: The Twenty-third Summer Games were held from 28 th July to 12 th August in the year 1984 in Los Angeles , the second largest city in United States. The Games were officially opened by President Ronald Reagan . The athletes uttered Olympic oath led by Edwin Moses. Judges took Olympic oath led by Sharon Weber . In the stadium, the Olympic Flame was lit by Rafer Johnson.

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