|1984 Olympic Games|
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The 1984 Olympic Games represented the culmination of decades of effort on the part of the SCCOG. The Games were widely acclaimed as the most successful ever held up to that time.
Following the Second World War, the SCCOG turned bidding for the Olympic Games into a Los Angeles civic ritual. While it is widely known that Los Angeles is one of only four cities to have hosted the Olympic Games twice (London, Paris and Athens are the others), it is less well-known that Los Angeles also has submitted the most bids for the Games, having submitted nine unsuccessful bids in the years leading up to the award of the 1984 Games, in 1978.