This picture was the symbol of the Friendship Games which took place in the summer of 1984. After the 1980 Olympic boycott, communist countries and other other countries who opposed the US decided they would boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics that took place in Los Angeles. The Boycotting countries formed the Friendship Games that year in substitution of the Olympics.

This picture was the symbol of the Friendship Games which took place in the summer of 1984. After the 1980 Olympic boycott, communist countries and other other countries who opposed the US decided they would boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics that took place in Los Angeles. The Boycotting countries formed the Friendship Games that year in substitution of the Olympics.

Sam the Olympic Eagle is the first thing that pops into your head, when anyone mentions the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Being scared that you were going to fall into a well like Baby Jessica.

Sam the Olympic Eagle is the first thing that pops into your head, when anyone mentions the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Loving The Smithsonian's Olympics pins: This women's gymnastics stamp is part of a series celebrating different sports and games played at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Loving The Smithsonian's Olympics pins: This women's gymnastics stamp is part of a series celebrating different sports and games played at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Sam the Olympic Eagle - Vintage Olympic Souvenir - Los Angeles - 1984 Summer Olympics  by thelittlebiker

Sam the Olympic Eagle - Vintage Olympic Souvenir - Los Angeles - 1984 Summer Olympics by thelittlebiker

The Los Angeles Coliseum played host to the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics, in Los Angeles, California on August 31, 2015. The Los Angeles city Council members vote September 1,on the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics in a move seen as an important step toward securing nomination as a candidate by the US Olympic Committee. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)  via @AOL_Lifestyle Read more…

Paris turns into Olympic park as part of push to host the 2024 Games

The Los Angeles Coliseum played host to the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics, in Los Angeles, California on August 31, 2015. The Los Angeles city Council members vote September 1,on the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics in a move seen as an important step toward securing nomination as a candidate by the US Olympic Committee. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images) via @AOL_Lifestyle Read more…

The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad  held in Los Angeles.    In response to the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, 14 Eastern Bloc countries including the Soviet, Cuba and East Germany boycotted the games.

The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad held in Los Angeles. In response to the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, 14 Eastern Bloc countries including the Soviet, Cuba and East Germany boycotted the games.

The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, C...

The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, C...

1984 Summer Olympics | 1984 Summer Olympics Logo | ABC 1984 Summer Olympics Logo

1984 Summer Olympics | 1984 Summer Olympics Logo | ABC 1984 Summer Olympics Logo

Women's volleyball, featured on this 1984 Summer Olympics stamp, has been a feature of the Games since 1964.

Women's volleyball, featured on this 1984 Summer Olympics stamp, has been a feature of the Games since 1964.

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