The Cauldron at the Coliseum is lit on landmark days such as the 100th anniversary of its completion ©Getty Images

The Olympic Cauldron at the Los Angeles Coliseum has burned again to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its completion in May 1923.

The stadium is set to be a major venue at the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028 and had previously been the main arena for the Games in 1932 and 1984.

"We are absolutely ecstatic to celebrate 100 years of storied operations," Coliseum chief operating officer Dan Stimmler said.

Since the outset the stadium has been home to the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans football team.

In October 1923, the Trojans played their first match in the stadium beating Pomona 23-7.

"From being the home turf of the incredible USC Trojans to hosting endless awe-inspiring events, our historic venue has seen it all," Stimmler added.

"We are thrilled to continue celebrating diversity, creativity, inclusivity and artistic excellence as we come into this great milestone and welcome in the next 100."

The stadium had been built as the Memorial Coliseum to honour those who perished in the war.

Construction had begun in December 21 and taken 22 months.

Shortly before its completion, Los Angeles was granted the right to host the 1932 Olympics.

International Olympic Committee President Baron Pierre de Coubertin described it as "a trump card."

The Los Angeles Coliseum hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics but is most regularly used for college football ITG
The Los Angeles Coliseum hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics but is most regularly used for college football ITG

When it opened its doors to the public, the Los Angeles Times described it as "stupendous".

The distinctive peristyle is the most famous feature.

Beneath the entrance a "Court of Honour" pays tribute to notable personalities including Baron Pierre De Coubertin, President John F Kennedy and Pope John Paul II.

The stadium has hosted American football, baseball, athletics and in recent years the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR).

There have also been rock concerts for the likes of Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd.

In 1990, 70,000 came when Nelson Mandela visited shortly after his release from Robben Island.

However the record attendance was 134,254 which came to the stadium 60 years ago to hear the evangelist Billy Graham.