Los Angeles' First Olympics Set Template for Future Games

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FILE – In this July 30, 1932, file photo, doves are released during the opening ceremony for the Tenth Olympiad at Los Angeles. The athletes of various countries are shown on the field while the Olympic beacon and the entrance to the stadium is shown in the background. (AP Photo/File)
FILE – In this Aug. 10, 1932, file photo, Olympic competitors dive into the pool at the start of the 400-meter freestyle men’s swimming race at the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Buster Crabbe, of the United States, shown nearest the camera, won the gold medal, setting an Olympic record with a time of 4:48.4. (AP Photo/File)
FILE – In this Aug. 5, 1932, file photo, Lauri Lehtinen, of Finland, left, beats Ralph Hill, of the United States, in the 5,000 meter final at the Olympic Stadium in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/File)
FILE – In this Aug. 7, 1932, file photo, American athlete Jean Shiley, from Philadelphia and captain of the U.S. Women’s track and field team, clears the bar at 5 feet, 5 ¼ inches to break the Olympic and world record during at Olympic Stadium in Los Angeles, during the Summer Olympic Games. (AP Photo/File)
FILE – In this Aug. 4, 1932, file photo, Italian cyclist Attilio Pavesias pedals down the home stretch, lined by a cheering throng, to win the Olympic 10-kilometer road race near Los Angeles. The course was over the California State Highway from Moorpark to Castellemar, a distance of 62.14 miles. Pavesi’s time for the distance was 2 hours, 28 minutes, 5 3/5 seconds. (AP Photo/File)
FILE – In this Aug. 2, 1932, file photo, Imre Petnehazy of Hungary, racing a mount strange to him, failed to leap the 14th of 15 jumps in the 5000-meter cross country equestrian event at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Neither rider or mount was seriously injured. (AP Photo/John Thomas Burns, File)
FILE – In this Aug,. 7, 1932, file photo, competitors circle the track before starting their grueling run through the streets of Los Angeles, during the marathon at the Olympics. Juan Carlos Zabala, Argentine, leads and won the event. (AP Photo/File)
FILE – In this Aug. 3, 1932, file photo, Mildred “Babe” Didrikson, right, of Dallas, clears the first hurdle on her way winning the first heat of the 80-meter hurdles in 11.8 seconds, breaking the Olympic record of 12.2 second, at the Olympics in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/File)
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