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Olympic Venues Overview

IOC
Date
29 Oct 2019
Tags
Los Angeles 1984 Legacy, Olympic Venues
Out of the 29 venues that hosted the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984, 23 were existing infrastructure, 3 were temporary structures and only 3 were purpose built. In 2019, 25 of these venues remain in use and service the public and private sectors in sport, culture and leisure activities.

For example, the emblematic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is home to the University of Southern California (USC) American football team. Likewise, the Uytengsu Aquatics Center hosts regional and national aquatics events and is home to the USC swimming and diving teams. Also, the Prado Olympic Shooting Park has continued to function as a shooting venue, and offers world-class facilities for elite sport and military training as well as sports initiation courses.

Two venues were re-purposed: the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and the Olympic Velodrome. The first hosted the boxing Olympic events during the 1984 Games and was later used as a multipurpose sports facility until 2016, when it was demolished and transformed in to a football stadium, home of the Los Angeles Football Club. The Olympic Velodrome, purpose built for the track cycling Olympic events of 1984, hosted sports and entertainment events up to 2002 when it was demolished to become the home stadium of the Los Angeles Galaxy Football Club; it was replaced by an indoor velodrome in the same sports complex, which hosts various track cycling programmes.

The Rose Bowl Stadium along with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted their second Olympic Games after the 1932 edition.

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