Peter Ueberroth was born on September 2 1937 in Evanston, IL USA. He's best known for his organization of the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, during which he built a private sponsorship and commercial effort that provided a revenue surplus of $250million after the Games. As this financial success was previously unheard of, it served as a sponsorship model from then on for the Olympics, and combined with the enthusiastic popular support of the competition despite the Soviet-led boycott, the LA Games are often viewed as reviving the lagging movement as a whole. After LA, he also served as the Commissioner of Major League Baseball and as Chairman of the US Olympic Committee.
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At Rio 2016's Barra Olympic Park
Header: Kallimamaro stadium in Athens, site of the first modern Olympics in 1896