LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 1, 2009 – 1984 Olympic gold medalists Mary Lou Retton and Peter Vidmar are among the dozens of Olympians who are expected to participate in a gala celebration on July 18 at the Los Angeles Coliseum to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the 1984 Olympic Games.
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 created by David Wolper, the producer of the spectacular 1984 Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Tickets to the July 18 gala are available to the public at a cost of $184 per person, which includes a pre- and post-dinner reception under the famous Coliseum peristyle. To order tickets online, visit www.The84Games.com or phone (213) 482-6352.
Retton won the women’s all-around gold medal at the 1984 Games, becoming the USA’s first woman to win the coveted Olympic all-around title and an Olympic gold medal. She also won two silver medals and two bronze medals. Her five medals were the most won by any athlete at the ’84 Games. Vidmar, who is a member of the celebration’s committee and the chairman of USA Gymnastics, won the pommel horse gold medal and all-around silver medal, as well as the men’s team gold medal.
The Los Angeles Sports Council is a private, non-profit organization that encourages economic and community development through the promotion of spectator sports programs in the Los Angeles and Orange County area, including support of our local teams and the attraction of events to the area. More information is available at www.lasports.org.
Formed in 1939, the SCCOG is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the Olympic movement in Southern California. Since its inception, the SCCOG has bid for the Olympic Games on behalf of and in conjunction with the City of Los Angeles, garnering the award of the Games for 1984. Further information can be found on their website at www.sccog.org.