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Los Angeles 1984 - Key Facts

ESPN staff
October 12, 2011
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Mary Lou Retton's routine on the beam helped her claim gold in the all-around competition © PA Photos
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Dates
July 28 - August 12

Other candidate cities
None

Mascot
Sam, the eagle

Participants
6,829 (1,506 women)

Participating nations
140

Sports
21

Events
221

Medals given out
688

IOC President
Juan Antonio Samaranch (Spain)

Games declared open by
Ronald Reagan, United States president

Last relay bearers of the Olympic flame
Bill Thorpe and Gina Hemphil, grandson and granddaughter of Olympic legends Jim Thorpe and Jesse Owens.

Flame lit by
Rafer Johnson, Olympic decathlon champion of 1960

Olympic oath read by
Ed Moses, 1976 400m hurdles gold medalist

Television rights
$286 million dollars

Accredited journalists
3837

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