The golden Games : the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics / Matthew P. Llewellyn, Toby C. Rider, and John Gleaves

Llewellyn, Matthew P | Rider, Toby C | Gleaves, John

The 1984 Los Angeles summer Olympic Games took place at a time when staging the Olympics generated international controversy and condemnation. The fear of debt, infrastructural “white elephants,” political boycotts, and terrorist attacks had grown so strong that metropolitan cities around the globe abstained from even bidding to host the Olympic spectacle. The future of the near-hundred-year-old Olympic movement appeared to be in the balance. The city of Los Angeles redesigned and revitalized the Olympic movement at a crucial time.

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