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25 Coolest Moments in Olympic Opening Ceremony History

Mental Floss Logo By Michele Debczak of Mental Floss | Slide 1 of 25: Today, it's impossible to hear John Williams's "Olympic Fanfare and Theme" without thinking of the Olympics. But no one had heard the composition before it debuted at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games. That year, the score reached instant icon status and has been used as the theme for every Olympics held since.

1. LOS ANGELES 1984 // OLYMPIC THEME DEBUTS

Today, it's impossible to hear John Williams's "Olympic Fanfare and Theme" without thinking of the Olympics. But no one had heard the composition before it debuted at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games. That year, the score reached instant icon status and has been used as the theme for every Olympics held since.

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