Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Decathlete GBR Daley Thompson

DOG ASIDE: Daley Thompson was forced to retire from athletics in 1992 due to a persistent hamstring injury.  In the 1990’s he played professional football for Mansfield Town and Stevenage Borough F.C….and Non-League football for Ilkeston F.C.  He also worked as fitness coach for Wimbledon F.C. and Luton Town football clubs.  He also took part in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Dick Schaap On Turning Gold Into Gold

DOG COMMENTARY: This video piece put together by ABC sportscaster Dick Schaap provides a really good inside look at how the heroes of the Olympics can turn their gold medals into “golden millions in the marketplace….spotlighting which athletes have the best opportunities to cash in on their success….like Bruce Jenner, Sugar Ray Leonard, Carl Lewis,…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Dr Judith Stiehm & Donna de Varona On Title 9

DOG ASIDE: Donna Elizabeth de Varona is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, former world record-holder, and television sportscaster….who in 1960 at age 13 qualified for her first U.S. Olympic swimming team….as she already held the world record in the 400-meter individual medley….her signature event….but the event would not be added to the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Weightlifting – Clean & Jerk – USA Mario Martinez & AUS Dean Lukin

DOG ASIDE: Mario Alvarez Martinez (born July 6, 1957 in Salinas, California) was an Olympic weightlifter for the United States….whose lifting career in Olympic weightlifting lasted for over 23 years. Throughout his career….he earned himself 10 national championships….3 Olympics including a silver medal (at the 1984 Los Angeles Games) and a 4th-place finish….3 Pan Am medals….on…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – USA Meldrick Taylor VS VEN Omar Catari Peraza

DOG ASIDE: Meldrick Taylor (born October 19, 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former Olympic gold medalist and world boxing champion in two weight classes….as Taylor is one of many boxing champions hailing from the city of Philadelphia learned his craft in the gyms of his hometown….posting a 99-4 record as an amateur fighter.  In 1984,…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens 110m Hurdles – USA Greg Foster & Broad Jump – USA Carl Lewis

DOG ASIDE: Gregory (“Greg”) Foster (born August 4, 1958) was an American hurdling athlete….who is the only person in the history of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics to win three consecutive 110 meter hurdling titles (1983, 1987, and 1991). He was the 1981 IAAF World Cup and the 1991 World Indoor hurdling champion.  As well as…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon Pole Vault – USA Tim Bright

DOG ASIDE: Timothy William “Tim” Bright (born July 28, 1960) is a retired American decathlete and pole vaulter….who represented the US in the decathlon at the 1984 Olympics and the 1987 World Championships….and in the pole vault at the 1985 World University Games, the 1985 World Cup, the 1991 World Championships and the 1992 Olympics. He…

Bonne Daddy´s 1973 New York Yankees Baseball Card Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1973 New York Yankees season was the 71st season for the team in New York….and its 73rd season overall. The Yankees finished with a record of 80-82….finishing 17 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees were managed by Ralph Houk….playing their home games at old Yankee Stadium on the south side of 161st Street.  This…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Volleyball – Womens – USA VS Peru – Game 1

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Women’s Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 6th edition of the event….organized by the world’s governing body….the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC….as the competition was held in Long Beach, California from July 20 to August 9, 1984.  This match against Peru was the semi-finals of the championship bracket…..being held on August 5, 1984.…