Oral Histories

Interview of John R. Sandbrook

UCLA executive officer to the administrative vice chancellor. Organizer of the 1984 Olympic games.
Subtitle:
UCLA and the XXIIIrd Olympiad: John R. Sandbrook
Topic:
Sports
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Administration
Interviewer:
Hodak, George A.
Interviewee:
Sandbrook, John R.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
Sandbrook's education and career in the UCLA administration; the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games and the Los Angeles proposal to the International Olympic Committee (IOC); formation of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (LAOOC); Norman P. Miller; Soviet criticism of UCLA residence halls; Sandbrook's responsibilities with regard to the Olympic Games; Peter V. Ueberroth; discussions about siting sports competitions; planning the Olympic Village; authorization from the University of California regents to negotiate an agreement with LAOOC; construction of Olympic Games administration building on Le Conte Avenue; Stephen Salm; overall tenor of relationship between LAOOC and UCLA; renovating the residence halls; improvements to Sunset Canyon Recreation Center; promoting a positive image of UCLA; student involvement; controversy over corporate sponsorships; the Olympic Arts Festival; the Los Angeles Tennis Center; developing a substance-testing laboratory; the Soviet bloc boycott of the 1984 games; preparing for gymnastics competitions; television logistics; personal feelings while watching men's gymnastics competitions; community relations; security measures; Chancellor Charles E. Young's goals for UCLA participation in the Olympics; personal assessment of the Olympics and impact on the UCLA and Los Angeles communities.