The Summer Olympics will soon come to Tokyo, Japan. In just under 365 days, the city will carry the torch of the modern Summer Olympics, which date back to Athens, Greece in 1896.
In anticipation of that and in celebration of how far the games have come, take a look at some of the most dramatic, awe-inspiring, and inspirational photos of the 1984 Summer Olympics that took place at the Weingart Stadium, Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, United States.
The men’s field hockey tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics was the 15th edition of the field hockey event for men at the Summer Olympic Games. It was held from July 29 – August 11, 1984.
In the men’s category, The Pakistan men’s hockey team clinched the bronze while West Germany settled for the silver and Great Britain claimed the Bronze.
In the women’s category, The Netherlands won the tournament, West Germany won the silver medal while the United States claimed the Bronze.
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1984 Olympics
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1. Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony of the 1984 Olympic Games

Photo : Ken Regan /Walt Disney Television

2. View of the Weingart Stadium, venue of the field hockey games.

Field Hockey at 1984 Olympics
Photo : Steve Powell/Allsport

3. View of the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony 

Photo : David Cannon/Allsport/

4. Paul Barber of Great Britain in action against Germany.

 

Photo : Bob Thomas Sports Photography

5. Pakistan field hockey player Hassan Sardar (#9) in action against Australia.

 

Photo : David Cannon/Allsport/
6. Heiner Dopp of West Germany in action against Malaysia 

 

Tony Triolo /Walt Disney Television

7. USA and West Germany players in action at the Weingart Stadium

 

Ken Regan /Walt Disney Television
8. Canada and Great Britain hockey players in action at the Weingart  Stadium

 

Rob Brown /Walt Disney Television
9. Malaysia hockey players celebrate a goal at the Weingart Stadium

 

10. USA and Malaysia men in action at the Weingart Stadium

 

Bob Thomas Sports Photography
11. Australia team captain Ric Charlesworth checks on his teammate Craig Davies
Bob Thomas Sports Photography

12. Mark Precious of Great Britain is challenged by Volker Fried of West Germany

 

Bob Thomas Sports Photography

13. Pakistan field hockey player Mushtaq Ahmad in action against New Zealand 

 

Bob Thomas Sports Photography

14. Kenyan player Brajinder Daved (right) clashes with Richard Dodds of the Great Britain

 

Bob Thomas Sports Photography

15. Dutch field hockey player Cees Jan Diepeveen in action

 

Field Hockey at 1984 Olympics

16. Sheryl Johnson battles for the ball with Catherine Thompson of New Zealand

 

Field Hockey at 1984 Olympics
Photo: Walt Disney Television

17. USA and Australia women in action

 

Field Hockey at 1984 Olympics
Photo : Pakistan Hockey Federation

18. Pakistan’s Hassan Sardar is awarded the Gold Medal. 

 

Field Hockey at 1984 Olympics
Photo : PERRIN/TARDY/Gamma-Rapho

19. View of the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony 

 

Photo: S&G/PA Images

20. American singer Lionel Richie performing during the closing ceremony   

 

Field Hockey at 1984 Olympics
Photo : PERRIN/TARDY/Gamma-Rapho

21. View of the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony

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