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How the L.A. '84 Olympics Changed Everything
From technology to television to women's sports, nothing would ever be the same. It had to be the least compelling competition in the history of the Olympic movement. The bid to host the Games often becomes a pitched battle, pitting one world capital against another world capital—often with significant capital changing hands.But the derby to host the 1984 Summer Games came down to two disparate municipalities: Los Angeles and . . . Tehran. Los Angeles was desperate to host, having submitted bids for the Summer Games in 1948, ’52, ’56, ’76 and ’80. When each of those was unsuccessful, L.A.
in the meanwhile decades past days of my childhood, there were certain days at which I got out of bed in the morning, as at others. Of course, the personal day of honor, qua birth would be called. Or the 24th of December, at whatever tomorrow the perspective of a daily gift flood (next to the great food!) Opened. The first holiday day was always something special.
But during these days probably also with most of my peers, whether male or fabulous, were very high in course, there was also two special data for me.
Especially they were alone, because they are always only in two years of change. These were the days of the opening game of a world or (as now!).
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After serving weeks about the most diversified special issues with information about the respective starter field of the tournament, the opening day had this quasi-solemn character of an arrival after a long search.
It started right with the same. But over all the theories and forecasts were over: from the day x were only the events on the lawn. And they often agreed on the assessments of the so-called experts.days with surprise potential
as in my very personal case. My "first time" was the World Cup in 1982 in Spain. As with all World Cups before, this tournament also began with the first group match of the defending champion, which was said then Argentina and was cited by a mundard called Diego Armando Maradona (Blessed he rest!).
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and already this kick-off (in the NOU Camp to Barcelona) should bring a sensation than the Belgians traded only under "Further" thanks to a hit by Erik Vandenbergh the Househohen Favorites with 1: 0.
At the 1990 World Cup, the South Americans (this time against Cameroon) suggest the same fate, as twelve years later aged to the home World Cup four years earlier and divided into France (against Senegal).
This transition from abstract expectation, based on predicts of the relevant trade press, in the factual circumstances of realities on the green lawn, was that characterized the day of an opening game, made him special.
and you could even expand this particular status to all starters of the tournament. Thus, in the first week there was so many "opening games" as it gave participating nations.
Today, three years after the last opening game of a large football tournament (between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the 2018 World Cup), is so a day. And in fact, despite Corona and his consequences, he feels a bit like that before.
When the first holiday day was reached. Or the birthday. Or stop a WM or EM took your prelude.
And today, one of the two teams, which occur from 21.00 clock in Stadio Olimpico in Rome, could again ensure a first surprise. Because actually the Italians apply, especially as with the home advantage in the back, against Turkey as a clear favorite. Also worrying of your impressive series of last 27 games in a row (!) Without defeat.
But the Squadra Azzurra was warned. The past has shown it: The day of a tournament uptake often has surprises. That's why he's a very special day.
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