1984 L A Olympics Synchronized Swimming With Saeku Kimuro And Miwako Motoyoshi Of Japan

DOG ASIDE: Synchronized swimming was introduced as a sport in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..and Bone Daddy was there to see the inaugural competition.  The sport is a hybrid form of swimming, dance and gymnastics….consisting of swimmers (either solos, duets, trios, combos, or teams)….performing a synchronized routine of elaborate moves in the water….accompanied by music.…

NBC Pat O’Brien Profiles Career Of USA 400m Hurdles Star Edwin Moses

DOG ASIDE: Edwin Corley Moses (born August 31, 1955) is an American former track and field athlete….who won gold medals in the 400m hurdles at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Between 1977 and 1987….Moses won 107 consecutive finals (122 consecutive races) and set the world record in his event four times…..which means he…

1978 CBS Evening News Coverage Of Saga Of Reverend Jim Jones And Guyana Massacre

DOG ASIDE: James Warren “Jim” Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was an American cult leader. Jones was the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple….best known for the mass murder-suicide in November 1978 of 918 of its members in Jonestown, Guyana….the murder of Congressman Leo Ryan….and the ordering of four additional Temple member deaths…

1912 Stockholm Olympic Games With Mens Pentathlon & Decathlon Winner Jim Thorpe

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It is July 1912….King Gustav of Sweden officiates over the Opening Ceremony at the newly built Olympic Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden…the place when Native American Indian Jim Thorpe….would win the 5-event Pentathlon….and the 10-event Decathlon…a feat that has never been repeated since….as Thorpe proved he was the greatest athlete in the world.

1984 L A Olympics Mens Freestyle Wrestling Match With Heavywt USA Bruce Baumgardner imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: In the Men’s Super Heavyweight Freestyle Wrestling Competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…..USA Bruce Baumgartner won the Gold……Robert Molle of Canada won Silver….and Ayhan Taskin of Turkey won Bronze.  It was the 7th Gold medal won by the US Men’s Freestyle Team out of 10 weight divisions competed for at The…

1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics Men’s 15km Cross Country Skiing & Men’s 20km Biathlon

DOG ASIDE: Many of the gold, silver and bronze medals that are competed for in the Winter Olympics…..are for disciplines that are not as well known as most Olympic competitions….at least, this is so in the US….and cross country skiing….along with the biathlon….are some of those events that indeed intensely competed for…even though they are…