Scene at the Coliseum in Los Angeles during opening ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games.
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Rafer Johnson holds the Olympic torch after lighting the flame at the climax of the opening ceremony for the 1984 Olympic Games at the Coliseum.
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Opening ceremony at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games.
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Gymnast Mary Lou Retton raises her hands in celebration as she salutes the crowd following her performance in the women’s floor exercise competition at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
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Edwin Moses clears the hurdle during his gold medal effort at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games.
Dave Laut competing in the shot put in the 1984 Summer Olympic Games.
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Mike Tully competes in the pole vault during the 1984 Summer Olympic Games.
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U.S. Olympic basketball player Michael Jordan (9) saves the ball from going out of bounds by passing it to teammate Wayman Tisdale (17) as NBA All-Star member Walter Davis of the Phoenix Suns looks on. The Olympic team won 84-72 and leads the series 8-0 over the All-Stars. (United Press International )
USA’s Mark McGwire tags Japan’s Katsumi Hirosawa at first base during Olympic baseball play for the gold. Japan won, 6-3. (Associated Press)
Team USA’s Tiffany Cohen is off at the sound of the starter’s gun for heat-3 eliminations of the 400-meter freestyle. (Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles Times)
R. Patrick McDonough leads the U.S. cycling team onto the track at the Olympic velodrome in Dominguez Hills before the start of the 4,000-meter pursuit competition. (Associated Press / Associated Press)
Seiichi Takamura (14) of Japan shoots over the head of Steven James Goss (8) of the United States in an Olympic handball match in Long Beach. (Los Angeles Times )
United States’ Steven Fraser, right, attempts to take down Ilie Matei of Romania in his Greco-Roman win in the 90 kg division at the Anaheim Convention Center. (Los Angeles Times )
U.S. rhythmic gymnast Valeria Zimring performs her routine for Olympics fans at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.
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USA’s Arn Kritsky completes a successful snatch of 175 kg (385 3/4 lbs.) in the 82.5 kg (181 3/4 lbs.) weightlifting group B event at Loyola Marymount. (Los Angeles Times )
Richard McKinney of the United States competes in the 30-meter archery event. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
USA’s Terry Schroeder attempts to get the ball around Yugoslavia’s Dragan Andric (12) in the water polo final. The match finished in a 5-5 tie, but Yugoslavia won the gold because of goal differences. (Los Angeles Times )
With Bruce Hayes still in the pool, celebration begins for the men’s gold medal 4 x 200 relay team. From top, Jeff Float, Mike Heath, David Laison and Bruce Hayes. (Con Keyes / Los Angeles Times)
Members of the U.S. women’s rowing team celebrate after winning the gold in the eight-oars with coxwain. From left, Caroll Bower, Carie Graves, Jeanne Flanagan, Kristine Norellus and Kristen Thorness. (Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles Times)
Carl Lewis of the United States is carried aloft by the rest of the men’s 100 relay team after winning the gold. (Los Angeles Times)
Bart Conner, left, of Norman, Okla., and Peter Vidmar of Los Angeles celebrate the U.S. team’s gold medal in team gymnastics at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Conner scored a perfect 10 on the parallel bars to help the U.S. win its first men’s Olympic gymnastic gold medal in 80 years. (Los Angeles Times )