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Faculty Members Organize Conference, Deliver Talks

Jan. 15, 2014

John T. Gleaves and Matthew P. Llewellyn

John T. Gleaves, left, and Matthew P. Llewellyn

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John T. Gleaves and Matthew P. Llewellyn, assistant professors of kinesiology, will be presenting their research on the legacy of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games at the Jan. 24-25 free, public conference, organized by the faculty members and sponsored by Cal State Fullerton, the LA84 Foundation, the Center for Sociocultural Sport Research and Routledge Press.

A total of 11 scholars from around the world will make presentations. It will take place at the foundation’s headquarters, 2141 W Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, all day, both days.

“The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games stand as the most profitable and arguably the most important event in the history of the modern Olympic movement,” Gleaves said. “Fresh off the back of the financially disastrous Montreal Games and the politically controversial Moscow Games, the Olympic movement returned to the United States for the sixth time in an attempt to salvage the economic viability and global prestige of the Olympics. The LA Olympic Games proved an overwhelming success. In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of these Games, this conference examines the legacy.”

More information is available online.

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