LOS ANGELES – 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.As a service to our readers, Around the Rings will provide verbatim texts of selected press releases issued by Olympic-related organizations, federations, businesses and sponsors.These press releases appear as sent to Around the Rings and are not edited for spelling, grammar or punctuation.Your complete source of news about the Olympics is www.aroundtherings.com, for subscribers only.