1984  Los Angeles Summer Olympics

1984 Summer Olympics - Olympic Official Report Vol-1 part-3

Olympic Official Report


  1984 official olympic report
Title:  Official Report of the Games of the
XXIInd Olympiad Los Angeles, 1984
Volumes:  2 Volume I part 1 Volume I part 2
Pages:  888, 663 Volume I part 3 Volume II part 1
Size:  28,0 x 40,0 cm Volume II part 2 Volume II part 3
Languages:  2 diff. edition

  © 1985 Copyright by the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee
The results book 1984 Los Angeles
    Official reports 1984

As part of its agreement as host of the Games, the LAOOC submitted an "Official Report" to the members of the IOC at its regularly scheduled sessions. These reports provided the IOC with updates on the status of the Organizing Committee's efforts. Generally, the reports contained updates in the areas of: accreditation, Arts Festival, ceremonies, customs, finance, facilities, government relations, housing, medical program, press operations, protocol, public relations, security, staffing, ticketing, transportation, village operations and youth programs. Distribution of these official reports adhered to the following timeline:

  Publication title

First Official Report
Interim Report
Second Official Report
Interim Report
Third Official Report
Fourth Official Report
Fifth Official Report
Final Official Report



Total pages



The final "Official Report" was compiled by a staff of some 15 editors and research writers along with a design director, office manager, photo editor, production manager and six administrative assistants. This staff gathered reports from each operating department manager and conducted personal interviews to gather background material before composing the chapters and sections of the report. Since the LAOOC made a commitment to terminate nearly all full-time employees at or soon after the conclusion of the Games, the "Official Report" staff was reassembled from existing full-time staff to begin work in September 1984. With a 39-chapter topic outline as its guide, the staff set out to produce their 1,586-page document in two parts: Volume One/ Organization and Facilities and Volume Two/Competitions. The brunt of the research and writing (in English) was completed by 15 January 1985 with translation into French completed by 1 May 1985.

A highly-respected Los Angeles design firm was awarded the contract to design and produce both volumes. In addition to the principal, who was directly involved in the project, the firm also utilized two project managers, three design coordinators, two production coordinators and a half-dozen production artists. Site drawings and charts were subcontracted to a local architectural graphics studio, which employed a team of up to 10 delineators. Keyboarding of manuscript was done in-house onto a micro-computer using word-processing software. The LAOOC transmitted data via modem to a local computer typesetting company for immediate output of final typeset text. This saved the time-consuming step of re-entering final text and allowed for quicker editing and proof reading by the "Official Report" editorial staff. The two-volume, hard-bound set was made available for purchase to an exclusive list of Olympic sponsors, supporters, staff members and ticket buyers, with a 31 January 1985 deadline for orders. Price of the oversized publication was set at $485 plus handling, shipping and applicable sales tax, bringing total cost to $550 in the United States and $600 for deliveries to foreign countries. An anticipated press run of 2,000 copies was revised accordingly based upon the number of sales orders received. The report was presented to members of the International Olympic Committee at its 90th Session (2-6 June 1985) in Berlin, German Democratic Republic, just nine months after the project was begun. General distribution to subscribers was completed by August 1985.

The "Official Report of the Games of the XXlllrd Olympiad" is an extremely large project which also requires a dedicated staff and a lengthy preparation period to produce a useful, lasting document. For the best results in compiling a report of this magnitude, a research/writing staff should be collected prior to the Games to finalize a table of contents while planning information is still meaningful and available. By beginning preparations for the "Official Report" early. heads of operating departments can be told which records and documents to keep for future research and publication. Given the time-sensitive demands placed on a very small staff, the Publications Department far exceeded the minimum requirements of the IOC and LAOOC and served the needs of their three principal clients: the Olympic Family, the media and the general public. It also served the needs of Olympic sponsors, suppliers and licensees. Overall, then, the publications produced by the LAOOC were colorful, well designed, informative and fully sufficient to meet the needs of those who received them. In the 18 months prior to the Games, the Publications Department met the requirements of operating departments whose own needs became apparent only a short time before final products were needed.

(Source document:  Official Report 1984, vol. I, page 576)

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Reflections 1
Award of the Games of the XXlllrd Olympiad 5
Formation and Management of the LAOOC 13
Growth of the LAOOC and the Organization of the Games:  
A Chronology 27
Accreditation and Access Control 39
Administration 57
Architecture and Construction 65
Ceremonies 199
Corporate Relations 231
Design and the Look of the Page Games 239
Finance 303
Food Services 321
Government Relations 339
Health Services and IOC Medical Control 353
Housing of Olympic Athletes  
and Team Officials (Villages) 367
Housing of Dignitaries, Sponsors, Sports Officials  
and Guests (Accommodations) 389
Human Resources 397
International Olympic Committee 409
In-Processing upon Arrival 425
Language Services 437
Meetings and Congresses 455
News Relations and Press Operations 463
Numismatic and Philatelic Programs 519
Olympic Arts Festival 527
Olympic Family Services 565
Publications 573
Public Relations 583
Security 597
Sports Administration and Competition Management 609
Technology 731
Television and Film Operations 759
Ticketing 791
Torch Relay 805
Transportation 819
Uniforms 839
Venue Operations and Administration 851
Youth Programs 867
Staff Roster 879
CONTENTS, Volume II, Competition Summary and Results
Photographic Essay/ Album Photographique    1
LA 84 Facts and Figures/ 199
Calendar of events 200
Map of the competition sites 201
IOC abbreviations for the National Olympic Committees 202
Listing of the competitors 203
Competitors disqualified by the IOC Medical Commission 223
NOC participation by sport 224
Medal winners 228
World and Olympic record recapitulation 233
Summary of attendance by sport 236
Summary of delegation composition by NOC 241
Results of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad/ 243
Opening Ceremonies          Les Ceremonies d'Ouverture 245
Archery                                  Tir à I'arc 249
Athletics                                Athlétisme 255
Baseball                               Base-ball 293
Basketball                            Basket-ball 303
Boxing                                  Boxe 329
Canoeing                             Canoë 361
Cycling                                 Cyclisme 373
Equestrian Sports              Sports équestres 381
Fencing                               Escrime 387
Football                               Football 417
Gymnastics                         Gymnastique 433
Handball                              Handball 445
Hockey                                Hockey 469
Judo                                    Judo 489
Modern Pentathlon             Pentathlon moderne 511
Rowing                                Aviron 517
Shooting                             Tir 531
Swimming                           Natation 539
Tennis                                 Tennis 585
Volleyball                            Volley-ball 591
Weightlifting                        Haltérophilie 609
Wrestling                             Lutte 617
Yachting                              Voile 633
Closing Ceremonies 655
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