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Commemorative 25th Anniversary Logo

June 29, 2009, 4:03 p.m. (ET)

Los Angeles -- To commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the historic 1984 Olympic Games, a unique logo has been created by the world-renowned firm of Bright Strategic Design of Marina del Rey, California. The mark will be used in connection with this year's anniversary festivities.

"This logo reflects the legacy of the 1984 Games," said Keith Bright, the firm's president.
 
The centerpiece of the year-long celebration is a gala dinner that will take place on Saturday, July 18 at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, site of the spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Dozens of notable athletes from the '84 Games have confirmed their attendance, including gold medalists Mary Lou Retton, Edwin Moses, Peter Vidmar, Evelyn Ashford, Al Joyner, Paul Gonzalez, Valerie Briscoe-Hooks and Greg Louganis.  In addition, 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee President Peter V. Ueberroth and Rafer Johnson, who lit the Coliseum's Olympic Cauldron, also will participate in the event.

The event, co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Sports Council and the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG), will feature an Olympic-themed show created by David Wolper, the producer of the 1984 Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

"The '84 Games were arguably the greatest event in the history of Los Angeles, so I can't think of a better occasion than the 25th anniversary to commemorate this landmark event and celebrate the best of our great city," said Andy Knox, managing partner of Korn/Ferry International and dinner chair of the July 18 event.

Bright Strategic Design also designed the official pictograms for the Games of the XXIII Olympiad.

Tickets to the July 18 gala are available to the public at a cost of $184 per person, which includes a pre- and post-dinner reception under the famous Coliseum peristyle.  For more information, please visit www.the84games.com or phone (213) 482-6352.

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The Los Angeles Sports Council is a private, non-profit organization that encourages economic and community development through the promotion of spectator sports programs in the Los Angeles and Orange County area, including support of our local teams and the attraction of events to the area.  More information can be found on their website at www.lasports.org.

Formed in 1939, the SCCOG is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the Olympic movement in Southern California.  Since its inception, the SCCOG has bid for the Olympic Games on behalf of and in conjunction with the City of Los Angeles, garnering the award of the Games for 1984. Further information can be found on their website at www.sccog.org.

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