"A Dream of Gold" by Rick Rush.   20" x 36" Serigraph. This serigraph represents the American Gymnasts of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, California. The gymnasts shown are Mary Lou Retton, Bart Connor, Tim Daggett, Julianna McNamara, Kathy Johnson, Peter Vidmar, and Mitch Gaylord. Info…

"A Dream of Gold" by Rick Rush. 20" x 36" Serigraph. This serigraph represents the American Gymnasts of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, California. The gymnasts shown are Mary Lou Retton, Bart Connor, Tim Daggett, Julianna McNamara, Kathy Johnson, Peter Vidmar, and Mitch Gaylord. Info…

Torvill and Dean were so steamy on the rink, they had to be lovers, right?

Torvill and Dean were so steamy on the rink, they had to be lovers, right?

Torvill and Dean skating in the 1984 Olympics to 'Bolero'. One of the classic ice dancing performances.

Louganis became the first person since 1928 to win both the platform and springboard diving gold medals, doing so at the 1984 Olympics. He repeated the feat four years later despite needing stitches after hitting his head on the board in qualifying.

Louganis became the first person since 1928 to win both the platform and springboard diving gold medals, doing so at the 1984 Olympics. He repeated the feat four years later despite needing stitches after hitting his head on the board in qualifying.

Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.

Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.

She's 41 years old, has a two-year-old daughter, and won her first US Olympic medal, a relay gold, in 1984. This is Olympic swimmer Dara Torres.

She's 41 years old, has a two-year-old daughter, and won her first US Olympic medal, a relay gold, in 1984. This is Olympic swimmer Dara Torres.

Neil Leifer’s 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World - athletes in front of famous landmarks - Koji Gushiken on rings in front of Mount Fuji, Japan

Best Magazine Assignment Ever: Neil Leifer's 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World

Neil Leifer’s 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World - athletes in front of famous landmarks - Koji Gushiken on rings in front of Mount Fuji, Japan

Scott Hamilton - 1984 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

Photos of Famous People in Figure Skating

Photography by Neil Leifer. Kenya marathon runners Kipkoech Cheruiyot and Charles Cheruiyot run next to giraffes in Nanyuki, Kenya.

Best Magazine Assignment Ever: Neil Leifer's 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World

Photography by Neil Leifer. Kenya marathon runners Kipkoech Cheruiyot and Charles Cheruiyot run next to giraffes in Nanyuki, Kenya.

1984 Olympic Ice Dance Champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean

Remembering British Olympic Ice Dancing Champions Torvill and Dean

Neil Leifer’s 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World // Sophia Sakorafa poses with javelin in front of the Parthenon

Best Magazine Assignment Ever: Neil Leifer's 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World

Neil Leifer’s 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World // Sophia Sakorafa poses with javelin in front of the Parthenon

Neil Leifer’s 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World - athletes in front of famous landmarks - Carl Lewis jumps in front of the Statue of Liberty

Best Magazine Assignment Ever: Neil Leifer's 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World

Neil Leifer’s 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World - athletes in front of famous landmarks - Carl Lewis jumps in front of the Statue of Liberty

Neil Leifer’s 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World // Viktor Mosibit, St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square

Best Magazine Assignment Ever: Neil Leifer's 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World

Neil Leifer’s 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World // Viktor Mosibit, St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square

Neil Leifer’s 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World // Mary Decker, Mount Rushmore

Best Magazine Assignment Ever: Neil Leifer's 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World

Neil Leifer’s 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World // Mary Decker, Mount Rushmore

1984 olympic games, los angeles.. I was able to hug and kiss all the athletes on the field

1984 olympic games, los angeles.. I was able to hug and kiss all the athletes on the field

Mary Lou Retton completes her vault routine during the individual events competition in gymnastics at the 1984 Olympics. Description from gettyimages.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Mary Lou Retton completes her vault routine during the individual events competition in gymnastics at the 1984 Olympics. Description from gettyimages.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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