chapter  9
Peter Ueberroth’s Legacy: How the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Changed the Trajectory of the Olympic Movement
ByStephen R. Wenn
Pages 15

Introduction In commenting on the current state of affairs in the Olympic world, Peter Ueberroth, President of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (LAOOC) and a former Chairman of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC, 2004-2008), anticipated a decline in the number of cities pursuing the right to host the Olympic Games in the short term. Cities might very well lack the appetite, offered Ueberroth, to deal with the increasing costs of bidding for, and staging, the Olympic Games.2 Ueberroth has measurable experience with such a dynamic.