Los Angeles, 1984 Olympic Games

The 1984 Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles, USA. This was the second time that Los Angeles had hosted the Olympic Games, the first time was in 1932.

14 countries, including the USSR, boycotted the Games in what was widely seen as revenge for the Moscow Games four years earlier, though the official line was that they had security concerns.

These were the first privately-financed Olympics are a commercial success. In addition to a lucrative broadcasting deal, there are 34 official sponsors, 64 companies with supplier rights, and 65 licensees. These were the second Games ever to turn a profit - $215 million - the first being the 1932 Los Angeles Games.

Greco-roman wrestling competition at the 1984 Olympic GamesGreco-Roman wrestling competition at the 1984 Olympic Games

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