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1984 Los Angeles Summer Games

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States (July 29, 1984 to August 12, 1984)
Opening Ceremony: July 28, 1984 (opened by President Ronald Reagan)
Lighter of the Olympic Flame: Rafer Johnson
Takers of the Olympic Oath: Edwin Moses (athlete) and Sharon Weber (official)
Closing Ceremony: August 12, 1984
Events: 221 in 26 sports

Participants: 6,798 (5,224 men and 1,567 women) from 140 countries
Youngest Participant: BEL Philippe Cuelenaere (12 years, 334 days)
Oldest Participant: ESP Luis del Cerro (60 years, 54 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): CHN Li Ning (6 medals)
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (174 medals)

Overview

After 52 years, the Summer Olympic returned to the United States in 1984, and once again, the Games came to Los Angeles. Looking for respite after the previous three difficult Olympics, the IOC would not find it in Los Angeles.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 83 61 30 174
2 West Germany 17 19 23 59
3 Romania 20 16 17 53
4 Canada 10 18 16 44
5 Great Britain 5 11 21 37
6 China 15 8 9 32
7 Italy 14 6 12 32
8 Japan 10 8 14 32
9 France 5 7 16 28
10 Australia 4 8 12 24
11 South Korea 6 6 7 19
12 Sweden 2 11 6 19
13 Yugoslavia 7 4 7 18
14 Netherlands 5 2 6 13
15 Finland 4 2 6 12
16 New Zealand 8 1 2 11
17 Brazil 1 5 2 8
18 Switzerland 0 4 4 8
19 Mexico 2 3 1 6
20 Denmark 0 3 3 6
21 Spain 1 2 2 5
22 Belgium 1 1 2 4
23 Austria 1 1 1 3
24 Kenya 1 0 2 3
25 Portugal 1 0 2 3
26 Norway 0 1 2 3
27 Jamaica 0 1 2 3
28 Venezuela 0 0 3 3
29 Turkey 0 0 3 3
30 Morocco 2 0 0 2
31 Puerto Rico 0 1 1 2
32 Nigeria 0 1 1 2
33 Greece 0 1 1 2
34 Algeria 0 0 2 2
35 Pakistan 1 0 0 1
36 Egypt 0 1 0 1
37 Thailand 0 1 0 1
38 Cote d'Ivoire 0 1 0 1
39 Ireland 0 1 0 1
40 Colombia 0 1 0 1
41 Peru 0 1 0 1
42 Syria 0 1 0 1
43 Iceland 0 0 1 1
44 Zambia 0 0 1 1
45 Dominican Republic 0 0 1 1
46 Cameroon 0 0 1 1
47 Chinese Taipei 0 0 1 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Li Ning (CHN) 3 2 1 6
2 Ecaterina Szabo (ROU) 4 1 0 5
3 Koji Gushiken (JPN) 2 1 2 5
4 Mary Lou Retton (USA) 1 2 2 5
5 Carl Lewis (USA) 4 0 0 4
6 Nancy Hogshead (USA) 3 1 0 4
7 Mike Heath (USA) 3 1 0 4
8 Michael Groß (FRG) 2 2 0 4
9 Mitch Gaylord (USA) 1 1 2 4
10 Ian Ferguson (NZL) 3 0 0 3
11 Tracy Caulkins (USA) 3 0 0 3
12 Mary T. Meagher (USA) 3 0 0 3
13 Carrie Steinseifer (USA) 3 0 0 3
14 Rick Carey (USA) 3 0 0 3
15 Rowdy Gaines (USA) 3 0 0 3
16 Valerie Brisco-Hooks (USA) 3 0 0 3
17 Agneta Andersson (SWE) 2 1 0 3
18 Peter Vidmar (USA) 2 1 0 3
19 Jenna Johnson (USA) 2 1 0 3
20 Chandra Cheeseborough (USA) 2 1 0 3
21 Simona Păuca (ROU) 2 0 1 3
22 Julianne McNamara (USA) 1 2 0 3
23 Lou Yun (CHN) 1 2 0 3
24 Victor Davis (CAN) 1 2 0 3
25 Pablo Morales (USA) 1 2 0 3
26 Shinji Morisue (JPN) 1 1 1 3
27 Anne Ottenbrite (CAN) 1 1 1 3
28 Lars-Erik Moberg (SWE) 0 3 0 3
29 Mark Stockwell (AUS) 0 2 1 3
30 Karin Seick (FRG) 0 1 2 3
31 Annemarie Verstappen (NED) 0 1 2 3

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