Olympics in Los Angeles: A look back at the 1984 Summer Games

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O.J. Simpson runs in 1984 Olympics torch relay

O.J. Simpson participated in the 1984 Olympics torch relay in Southern California. (AP Photo)

Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympics after the International Olympic Committee in August struck a deal to award the 2024 Games to Paris.

This deal will bring the Olympics back to the Southland for a third time since 1984 and 1932.

As L.A. gets geared up for the 2028 Games, take a look back at 1984, when the Games were last in the Southland.

Athletes from 140 countries arrive in LA for 1984 Games
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Teams from 140 countries arrived at Los Angeles International Airport ahead of the 1984 Olympic Games. The athletes stayed at the Olympic Village locations at UCLA and USC.


O.J. Simpson runs in 1984 Olympics torch relay
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O.J. Simpson participated in the 1984 Olympics torch relay in Southern California.


Los Angeles Convention Center serves as media hub for 1984 Games
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The Los Angeles Convention Center served as the hub for the thousands of newspaper and magazine reporters and photographers who covered the 1984 Summer Olympics.


Marching band members practice for 1984 Olympics ceremonies
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Marching band members from colleges and universities representing all 50 states gathered at Pepperdine University's campus in Malibu to practice for complex routines during the opening and closing ceremonies for the 1984 Olympics.


1984 Olympic Games break US attendance records
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The 19984 Olympic Games broke several U.S. Olympic attendance records, as crowds react strongly in attendance as well as emotion.


Hells Angels member runs in 1984 Olympics torch relay
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The 1984 Olympics torch relay was organized to include Americans of every age, race and walk of life - this included a member of the Hells Angels.


Olympic shooter Kim Dyer talks focus under pressure
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Kim Dyer, 37, participated in the 1984 Olympics as a pistol shooter. She said concentration is key to being a championship shooter.


USC tightens security for 1984 Olympics
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USC tightened security for the 1984 Summer Olympics, but some on campus felt it went too far.


New bus system created just for 1984 Olympics
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Angelenos were urged to ditch their cars and take public transportation when attending the 1984 Olympics. A new bus system was created just for the event.


Pin trading emerges as unofficial Olympic sport in 1984 Games
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Track and field may have been the highlight inside the Coliseum, but pin trading, the unofficial sport of the Olympics, dominated the streets outside.


Planes tow signs for 1984 Olympics opening ceremonies
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Planes pulled banners with various messages high in the air during the opening ceremonies for the 1983 Olympics.

PHOTOS: 1984 Summer Olympics in LA

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