In the storied career of John Williams, gold usually comes in the form of the Oscars he has won for "Star Wars" and numerous other movie scores.
But the composer has also helped evoked visions of gold medals ever since composing the Olympic fanfare and theme, which debuted 30 years ago at the 1984 Summer Games.
Being asked to score the Olympic soundtrack meant a lot to Williams, 82. "Any connection with Olympics, I think, would make anyone very proud, certainly me," he said.
“To be able to be some part of that thing is something I’m greatly gratified and greatly proud of."