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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1. Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony of the 1984 Olympic Games
2. View of the Weingart Stadium, venue of the field hockey games.
3. View of the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony
4. Paul Barber of Great Britain in action against Germany.
5. Pakistan field hockey player Hassan Sardar (#9) in action against Australia.
6. Heiner Dopp of West Germany in action against Malaysia
7. USA and West Germany players in action at the Weingart Stadium
8. Canada and Great Britain hockey players in action at the Weingart Stadium
9. Malaysia hockey players celebrate a goal at the Weingart Stadium
10. USA and Malaysia men in action at the Weingart Stadium
11. Australia team captain Ric Charlesworth checks on his teammate Craig Davies
12. Mark Precious of Great Britain is challenged by Volker Fried of West Germany
13. Pakistan field hockey player Mushtaq Ahmad in action against New Zealand
14. Kenyan player Brajinder Daved (right) clashes with Richard Dodds of the Great Britain
15. Dutch field hockey player Cees Jan Diepeveen in action
16. Sheryl Johnson battles for the ball with Catherine Thompson of New Zealand
17. USA and Australia women in action
18. Pakistan’s Hassan Sardar is awarded the Gold Medal.
19. View of the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony
20. American singer Lionel Richie performing during the closing ceremony
21. View of the Olympic Stadium during the Closing Ceremony