Media and the International Olympic Movement
... 1984 Summer Olympic games were held in Los Angeles, California. Atlanta, Georgia hosted the 1996 Summer Olympic games. Many US cities hope to be selected
as hosts to Olympic Games as the potential for revenue is economically attractive. Los
Angeles had such an economic boost from its prior Olympic Experience, not only in
1982, but also in 1932. Unfortunately it lost the bid to Hong Kong, China to host the
2008 Summer Olympics. Los Angeles placed the bid for hosting the 2016 Olympics,
battling Tokyo, London, New York, Chicago, Paris, Madrid and Moscow for the honor.
London was chosen as the host city for the 2012 games, receiving 54 of 104 votes by
members of the International Olympic ...