The Best of Olympic Architecture

By Josephine Minutillo - 2014-03-21T16:34:04Z

Photograph by Eileen Langsley Olympic Images/Alamy

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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

1932 and 1984

During the financial crisis of the late 1970s, Los Angeles used existing buildings in its winning bid to host the 1984 Summer Olympics, most notably the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Designed by father-and-son architectural team John and Donald Parkinson and built in 1923, the Coliseum is the only facility in the world to play host to two Olympiads (X and XXIII), two Super Bowls (I and VII), and one World Series (1959).

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