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The first major decision of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee was to select a Chief Executive. Peter V. Ueberroth, a travel executive, was selected as President of the LAOOC in early 1979.

As he assembled the staff that would run the Games, he laid down several principles that would govern the Organizing Committee’s operations. Existing facilities were to be used whenever possible, thereby keeping expenses down. This included the use of university residence halls at UCLA and USC as Olympic Village sites. The only sports facilities that Los Angeles needed to build were a velodrome, a swim stadium and a shooting venue.

Ceremonies producer David Wolper holds the torch used by Rafer Johnson to light the Coliseum cauldron with, from left, Peter Ueberroth, John C. Argue and Harry Usher.
Ceremonies producer David Wolper holds the torch used by Rafer Johnson to light the Coliseum cauldron with, from left, Peter Ueberroth, John C. Argue and Harry Usher.



 
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