Sam the Olympic Eagle was the mascot of the 1984 Summer Olympics which were held in Los Angeles. The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West He was a bald eagle, which is the national bird of the United States, where the games were held. The Bald Eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a Bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable as the national bird and The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Sam was designed by C. Robert Moore, an artist for Disney. This character is sometimes confused for Eagle Sam, host of the former Disneyland attraction America Sings, and designed by animator Marc Davis circa 1973. America Sings was a show at Disneyland in Anaheim California, from 1974 to 1988 Marc Fraser Davis ( March 30, 1913 – January 12, 2000) was a prominent artist and animator for Walt Disney Studios. However, he is known as Eagle Sam in Japan, where an animated series of the same name ran in the year preceding the Summer Olympics. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics.