Louganis became the first person since 1928 to win both the platform and springboard diving gold medals, doing so at the 1984 Olympics. He repeated the feat four years later despite needing stitches after hitting his head on the board in qualifying.

Louganis became the first person since 1928 to win both the platform and springboard diving gold medals, doing so at the 1984 Olympics. He repeated the feat four years later despite needing stitches after hitting his head on the board in qualifying.

Logo of the 1984 Olympic Games - Los Angeles, California, USA

Logo of the 1984 Olympic Games - Los Angeles, California, USA

Valerie Brisco-Hooks with her son Alvin Jr. at the 1984 Olympic trials.  Valerie would go on to win three gold medals at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Valerie Brisco-Hooks with her son Alvin Jr. at the 1984 Olympic trials. Valerie would go on to win three gold medals at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

The quintessential ice dance by the legendary Torvill & Dean dancing to Bolero in the 1984 Olympics (Sarajevo). The only couple to score 6.0 from all judges, they won the gold medal. This still gives me goosebumps every time I watch it. And the location in Sarajevo is poignant - the crowning moment for a city about to be plunged into destruction.

The quintessential ice dance by the legendary Torvill & Dean dancing to Bolero in the 1984 Olympics (Sarajevo). The only couple to score 6.0 from all judges, they won the gold medal. This still gives me goosebumps every time I watch it. And the location in Sarajevo is poignant - the crowning moment for a city about to be plunged into destruction.

1984 Olympics Los Angeles postcard:  Pretty Blonde at Coliseum

1984 Olympics Los Angeles postcard: Pretty Blonde at Coliseum

Torvill & Dean, British ice dance team won gold at the 1984 Olympics for their famous rendition of "Bolero"

Torvill & Dean, British ice dance team won gold at the 1984 Olympics for their famous rendition of "Bolero"

1984 olympic games, los angeles

1984 olympic games, los angeles

1984 Olympic Ice Dance Champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean

Remembering British Olympic Ice Dancing Champions Torvill and Dean

1984 Olympic Ice Dance Champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean

She's 41 years old, has a two-year-old daughter, and won her first US Olympic medal, a relay gold, in 1984. This is Olympic swimmer Dara Torres.

She's 41 years old, has a two-year-old daughter, and won her first US Olympic medal, a relay gold, in 1984. This is Olympic swimmer Dara Torres.

Sam.mascota de los Juegos Olímpicos Los Angeles1984-USA

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Sam.mascota de los Juegos Olímpicos Los Angeles1984-USA

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