LA84 hosted Olympic swimming legend Shirley Babashoff, as she and co-author Chris Epting chatted and signed copies of her new book. Babashoff shared her story of anguish and triumph while discussing doping issues that remain relevant to this day. Babashoff’s book, “Making Waves: My Journey to Winning Olympic Gold and Defeating the East German Doping Program,” can be found on Amazon.
Watch an interview with Babashoff and Epting here.
Summer is for swimming, and nearly 1,000 kids hopped in the pool today at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center for the annual LA84 Summer Swim and Diving Festival. The only thing hotter than the temperature was the passion shown by all the young athletes from across Southern California as a summer full of practice culminated in a day of fun, competition and celebration.
See Swimming Results here.
See Diving Results here.
LA84 welcomed Olympians, civic leaders and members of the Olympic family to the Foundation on Friday night for an Opening Ceremony celebration for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The evening featured viewing of the ceremony, authentic Brazilian cuisine, Brazilian samba dancers and a series of Olympic-themed games.