Awarded the games by default after the withdrawal of Tehran, the Games of the XXIII Olympiad also saw a boycott by 16 countries (mainly those of the Eastern Bloc) and truly represent a historic moment in Olympic history. Since the United States' withdrawal from the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, 1984 would be the first time since Montreal in '76 that American athletes would have an opportunity to represent their nation in sports competition. On a shoe string budget, Los Angeles hosted one of the most successful Olympics for the United States to date, winning a total of 174 medals, a staggering 115 medals more than West Germany's second most of 59.
The 1984 City of Angels Olympics Shorts are made from a navy blue quick dry material that gets more comfortable with every wash. Featuring contrast red pockets, an embroidered logo and a great fit, these shorts are perfect for the cheering on Team USA this Summer in London.