Los Angeles 1984

Games Trivia


The LA emblem represents excellence in competition. The star is a symbol of aspiration and the colours blue, white and red were in part chosen for their symbolism of first, second and third place. The repetition of the star shape connotes the spirit of competition between equal physical forms while the horizontal bars signify the speed with which contestants pursue excellence.


The official mascot for the 1984 Summer Games was Sam the Olympic Eagle. The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States and Sam was named after the American icon Uncle Sam.