LCHP looks back at Senior Research Fellows’ paper on the 1984 Olympic Games
In Summer 2015, LCHP Senior Research Fellows Zev Yaroslavsky and Alisa Belinkoff Katz and then-Ph.D. Candidate Caitlin Parker researched and wrote a paper tracking the history of Los Angeles’ bid to host the 1984 Olympics. They sought to understand what made the 1984 bid and the games themselves so successful, in order to help inform officials who were at the time bidding to host the 2024 Olympics.
This paper predates LCHP and served as a prototype for its future research reports. As the Tokyo Olympics soon come to a close, and as Los Angeles prepares to host the 2028 Olympics, the lessons derived from this research continue to be relevant today.