Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Men’s Springboard Prelims – 11th Dive

DOG ASIDE: This video covers the 11th and final dive of the Olympic Men’s 3 meter diving preliminary competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Games…..featuring the dives of USA Greg Louganis, GBR Christopher Snode, USA Ron Merriott, CHN Li Hongping, ITA Piero Italiani and VEN Carlos Isturiz…..coming to the viewer from the Olympic Swim Center on…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Rowing – Womens Eights Finals

DOG ASIDE: Coming into the 1984 Olympic women’s eights rowing competition….the Romanian team had won five (5) straight gold medals in the other five women’s rowing events….as the USA team consisting of Kristen Thorsness, Kristine Norelius, Shyril O’Steen, Carie Graves, Kathy Keeler, Harriet Metcalf, Betsy Beard, Carol Bower and Jeanne Flanagan….beat out the Romanians in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Synchronized Swimming – Duet Finals – GBR Wilson & Holmyard

DOG ASIDE: This video starts out with an introduction of Ester Williams…..the famous movie star and American competitive swimmer….who set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim team….as Williams was unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics….cuz of the outbreak of World War II…after…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Syncronized Swimming – Duet Finals – GBR Holmyard & Wilson

DOG COMMENTARY: Jim McKay and Ester Williams come to us from the Olympic Swim Center for the finals in the duet competition of synchronized swimming on August 9, 1984….as this video clip features Great Britian’s Caroline Holmyard & Carolyn Wilson.  Although Bone Daddy had never seen synchronized swimming before….he came away with a tremendous appreciation…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Springboard – Final Dive

DOG ASIDE: By the time the men’s springboard diving finals reached the final dive at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….USA Greg Louganis had an insurmountable lead for the gold medal of almost 70 points…..that is how good this man was…..but the real race was for silver and bronze….with only 0.21 points separating CHN Tan Liangue…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Men’s Decathlon – Pole Vault & Hurdles & Discus

DOG ASIDE: Francis Morgan Ayodélé “Daley” Thompson, CBE (born 30 July 1958) is an English former decathlete….who won the decathlon gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Games and 1984 Los Angeles Games….breaking the decathlon world record four times.  With four world records….two Olympic gold medals….three Commonwealth titles….and wins in the World and European Championships….Thompson is considered by…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Flywts – Paul Gonzales VS John Lyon

DOG ASIDE: John Patrick Lyon (born 9 March 1962) is a retired boxer from Great Britain….who was a member of the Greenall St. Helens Amateur Boxing Club….when he twice competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and 1988 Seoul Olympics…..along with winning the gold medal in the men’s flyweight division (– 48 kg) at the 1986…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – The 2 Chinas & Womens Platform Diving Prelims

DOG COMMENTARY: Jim McKay brings the women’s platform diving preliminary round competition at the McDonald’s Swim Center on the University of Southern California (USC) campus on Day 14 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..as this beautiful swim facility on the college campus carried the name of the corporate sponsor for swimming and diving at The…

Olympics 1984 Los Angeles – Kayak – Mens 1000m Doubles Heats

DOG ASIDE: The men’s K-2 1000 metres event was a pairs kayaking event conducted as part of the Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics…..as the American team of Terry Kent and Terry White would come in 2nd in this qualifying heat to Canada’s Hugh Fisher and Alwyn Morris….as the Canadian doubles team would eventually go…