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Los Angeles Celebrates 25th Anniversary of 1984 Olympics

March 24, 2009, 4:30 p.m. (ET)

* Olympic-Themed Dinner and Show at Coliseum *

Mark Meyers
Phone: (213) 482-6333
E-Mail: mark.meyers@cox.net

LOS ANGELES (March 24, 2009) - On Saturday, July 18 the famous L.A. Memorial Coliseum, site of the spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, again will be center stage for a special gala celebrating the 25th anniversary of those memorable Games, arguably the greatest event in the history of Los Angeles.

The celebratory dinner will be held that evening on the floor of the Coliseum. Many Olympic notables are expected to attend, including 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee President Peter V. Ueberroth, Coliseum Torchbearer Rafer Johnson, Opening and Closing Ceremonies Producer David L. Wolper and many Olympic athletes, among others.

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 that will incorporate various elements from the acclaimed 1984 Games and ceremonies, including a few surprises. In addition, there will be a special exhibition showcasing the extraordinary talents of Olympic athletes.

The gala is the cornerstone in a series of celebrations that will take place during the year at sports venues throughout the region to commemorate the 25-year anniversary.

To register to receive an invitation when they become available this spring, please visit www.sccog.org. For information concerning opportunities for corporate recognition, contact David Simon at (213) 482-6333 or dsimon@lasports.org.

About the Los Angeles Sports Council
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.

About the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG)
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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