ABC agreed to pay the LAOOC almost $225 million for the television rights.
IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch sent a letter to Peter Ueberroth, the president of the LAOOC, noting that Olympic officials didn't like the networks coverage because it threatened to diminish the "international flavor" of the Games.
When the Games ended, the LAOOC reported it had total revenues of more than $768 million; more than one-third of that came from international television agreements.
Chuck Cale, Vice President of the LAOOC
, and Associate Vice Presidents Hank Taterchuk and Bill Schmidt also provided invaluable guidance," Mr.
Motorola's Communications Sector is the official radio communications sponsor, and is providing its Metro-Page 200 radio-paging exchange to provide alphanumeric text display paging and tone paging for the LAOOC
, officials and participants.
Also, the LAOOC
has done an excellent job of keeping city costs to a minimum.
Because the company was promised only a limited number of hotel rooms by the LAOOC
, it decided to rent the Love Boat, from the ABC television series, so it could bring as many employees as possible to the Games.
Affiliation with the LAOOC allows a company to become an official sponsor of the 1984 games with exclusivity in a particular category.
The LAOOC has limited the number of "official" sponsors to between 30 and 35.