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

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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As Los Angeles gets geared up for the 2028 Summer Olympics, take a look back at 1984, when the city last hosted the Games.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- 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

O.J. Simpson runs in 1984 Olympics torch relay

Los Angeles Convention Center serves as media hub for 1984 Games

Marching band members practice for 1984 Olympics ceremonies

1984 Olympic Games break US attendance records

Hells Angels member runs in 1984 Olympics torch relay

Olympic shooter Kim Dyer talks focus under pressure

USC tightens security for 1984 Olympics

New bus system created just for 1984 Olympics

Pin trading emerges as unofficial Olympic sport in 1984 Games

Planes tow signs for 1984 Olympics opening ceremonies

PHOTOS: 1984 Summer Olympics in LA

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O.J. Simpson runs with the Olympic torch as the crowd cheers in downtown Los Angeles on July 21, 1984, one week before the opening ceremonies of the XXIII Summer Olympic Games.
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