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American athlete Carl Lewis finishes first with a time of 9.99 seconds to win the gold medal in the Men's 100 metres sprint event inside the Memorial Coliseum at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States on 4th August 1984.

American athlete Carl Lewis finishes first with a time of 9.99 seconds to win the gold medal in the Men's 100 metres sprint event inside the Memorial Coliseum at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States on 4th August 1984.

American sprinter Carl Lewis competes in a sprint competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Lewis would go on to win four gold medals in track and field at the 1984 Olympics.

American sprinter Carl Lewis competes in a sprint competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Lewis would go on to win four gold medals in track and field at the 1984 Olympics.

Mary Lou Retton - Perfect 10 Vault - 1984 Summer Olympics! Add Around The Rings on www.Twitter.com/AroundTheRings & www.Facebook.com/AroundTheRings for the latest info on the Olympics.

Mary Lou Retton - Perfect 10 Vault - 1984 Summer Olympics! Add Around The Rings on www.Twitter.com/AroundTheRings & www.Facebook.com/AroundTheRings for the latest info on the Olympics.

The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad  held in Los Angeles.    In response to the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, 14 Eastern Bloc countries including the Soviet, Cuba and East Germany boycotted the games.

The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad held in Los Angeles. In response to the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, 14 Eastern Bloc countries including the Soviet, Cuba and East Germany boycotted the games.

Mary Lou Retton competes on the balance beam during the 1984 Summer Olympics at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Retton would win five medals at the 1984 Games - one gold (All-Around), two silver (Team, Vault) and two bronze (Uneven bars, Floor).

Mary Lou Retton competes on the balance beam during the 1984 Summer Olympics at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Retton would win five medals at the 1984 Games - one gold (All-Around), two silver (Team, Vault) and two bronze (Uneven bars, Floor).

Loving The Smithsonian's Olympics pins: This women's gymnastics stamp is part of a series celebrating different sports and games played at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Loving The Smithsonian's Olympics pins: This women's gymnastics stamp is part of a series celebrating different sports and games played at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Sam the Olympic Eagle - Vintage Olympic Souvenir - Los Angeles - 1984 Summer Olympics  by thelittlebiker

Sam the Olympic Eagle - Vintage Olympic Souvenir - Los Angeles - 1984 Summer Olympics by thelittlebiker

#1499a Greece - 1984 Summer Olympics, Strip of 5 (MNH)

#1499a Greece - 1984 Summer Olympics, Strip of 5 (MNH)

Sam the Olympic Eagle is the first thing that pops into your head, when anyone mentions the 1984 Summer Olympics. | 50 Things Only '80s Kids Can Understand

50 Things Only '80s Kids Can Understand

Sam the Olympic Eagle is the first thing that pops into your head, when anyone mentions the 1984 Summer Olympics. | 50 Things Only '80s Kids Can Understand

How L.A.'s 1984 Summer Olympics Became the Most Successful Games Ever

How L.A.'s 1984 Summer Olympics Became the Most Successful Games Ever

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ABC Sports 1984 Summer Olympics Highlights Los Angeles VHS New Sealed

Details about ABC Sports 1984 Summer Olympics Highlights Los Angeles VHS

ABC Sports 1984 Summer Olympics Highlights Los Angeles VHS New Sealed

Women's volleyball, featured on this 1984 Summer Olympics stamp, has been a feature of the Games since 1964.

Women's volleyball, featured on this 1984 Summer Olympics stamp, has been a feature of the Games since 1964.