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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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Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.


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