1984 Summer Olympics

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Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Host cityLos Angeles, United States
MottoPlay a Part in History
Athletes6,829 (5,263 men, 1,566 women)
Events221 in 21 sports (29 disciplines)
OpeningJuly 28
ClosingAugust 12
Opened by
StadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Moscow 1980 Seoul 1988
Sarajevo 1984 Calgary 1988
Countries in the 1984 Olympic Games

The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, were held in Los Angeles, California, United States from July 28 to August 12.

Boycotting countries[change | change source]

Countries that boycotted the 1984 Summer Olympics are shaded blue

Fifteen countries took part in the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics:[2] Listed in the chronological order of their withdrawal, not by alphabetical or any geographical order.

All the Asian countries above also boycotted at the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul, South Korea.

Four other countries also boycotted the games, citing political reasons, but were not part of the Soviet-led boycott:

Further to this, Kampuchea was largely unrecognized, and in any case would not have been allowed to compete.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Factsheet - Opening Ceremony of the Games of the Olympiad" (PDF) (Press release). International Olympic Committee. 9 October 2014. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. "1984 Olympics". infoplease.com. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006. Retrieved June 11, 2006.

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