How did the Olympic Games 1984 in Los Angeles
XXIII Summer Olympic Games in 1984 were held in Los Angeles, California USA during the period from 28 July to 12 August. Los Angeles for the second time became the seat of the organization of the Summer Olympic Games after 1932.
Because of the boycott of the US national team 1980 Olympic Games, held in Moscow Summer Games were boycotted by the Soviet Union in 1984 and the majority of the socialist countries (except Romania, Yugoslavia and China). According to official information Soviet team was absent at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in connection with the unsatisfactory level of security. Since the GDR athletes, the Soviet Union and its allies did not take part in the games, the Olympic level is significantly decreased. The competition could not take part 125 world champions. Total in the Summer Olympics in 1984 was attended by 140 countries. Number of Olympic athletes - 6829 people (5263 men, 1566 women). First place in the overall medal standings XXIII Olympiad took the US team received 174 medals, including 83 gold, 61 silver and 30 bronze. In second place was Romania: 20 gold medals, 16 silver and 17 bronze; the third - Germany: 17 gold medals, 19 silver and 23 bronze. China, Italy and Canada were on the fourth, fifth and sixth positions respectively. 11 world records were set at the Olympics. Distinguished American Carl Lewis, repeating the success of Jesse Owens, Olympic Games participant in 1936. He was the winner in the race for 100 and 200 meters and 4x100 meters relay and the long jump. This is particularly surprising since the Olympians rarely participate in several different sports disciplines. Three-time Olympic champion was Pertti Karppinen Johannes athlete from Finland who participated in rowing in single races. In swimming, and among men, and among women, almost all awards went to the Americans, who pushed a little Canadian Baumann and German Gross. Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling was an American athlete Jeff Blatnik. A few years before the competition he was placed Cancer diagnosis. Despite his illness, the athlete continued preparatory training for the Olympics, and eventually achieved victory. During the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games, he was carrying the national flag.