The Olympic Games Of The Soviet Union Essay

1769 Words Sep 28th, 2016 8 Pages
1984, many of the communist countries chose to boycott the olympic games in retaliation of the American boycott of the games held in the soviet union, and because as they stated, America was an unsafe environment for their athletes, being that America is an anti-communist country. Jump twenty four years later, the 2008 olympic games in Beijing China. All but a few countries prepared tirelessly to take part in what was projected to be one of the best games ever. While L.A. used existing stadiums and venues for their games, Beijing had a grand total of thirty one venues, however 17 of those venues were built for the arrival of the olympic games. Los Angeles and Beijing both had spectacular venues for their given time. L.A. had the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Rose bowl and the olympic swim stadium. Beijing China created the birds nest, the water cube, and the national olympic indoor stadium. While all these buildings held the same events, there were vast differences in the cost, design, and functionality of the structures. The 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, California was one of the most successful Olympics in history. A crowd of 5.79 million people attended the games, a record at the time. Despite a boycott by many countries led by the Soviet Union, there were still many memorable moments captured in Los Angeles (L.A.). American Carl Lewis matched Jesse Owens achievement of four gold medals in the 100 and 200 meter races, the 4x100 meter relay, and the long jump. New…

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