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The Olympic City

Jesse Robinson was president of the Southern California governing body for all amateur sports, and an advocate for local athletes in Compton. When he passed away in 1987 this small park off the 91 Freeway in Compton was named in his honor. (Los Angeles was the site of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games.)

The Olympic City project

The Olympic City is an ongoing photography project by Jon Pack and Gary

Hustwit that looks at the legacy of the Olympic Games in former host

cities around the world. Hosting the Olympics has become a way for a

city to show itself off on an international stage and generate tourism

dollars, and cities spend millions or billions for the privilege. But

after the events are over, the medals have been handed out, and the

torch is extinguished, what’s next? What happens to a city after the

Olympics are gone?

For a look at more Olympic City project images or to by the book, click here .