Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200 m Semi Finals – USA Kirk Baptista

DOG ASIDE: Kirk Baptiste (born June 20, 1962) is a retired American track and field athlete….who mainly competed in the 200 meters….winning the silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics with a time of 19.96 seconds….coming in second to USA Carl Lewis…..for this was the first time anyone had broken 20 seconds and come second…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 400 m Finals – USA Alonzo Babers

DOG ASIDE: The Men’s 400 meters at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics had an entry list of 76 competitors….requiring ten qualifying heats (76)….four quarterfinals (32)….and two semi-finals (16)….before the final (7) took off….as the 8th competitor JAM Bert Cameron….was unable to run after making history in his semifinal heat…..so, I’ll give the legendary Jamaican 400 m…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 100 m – 1st Round – USA Evelyn Ashford

DOG ASIDE: The legendary USA women’s sprinter Wilma Rudolph provides color commentary along side ABC’s Al Michaels….for this the 1st heat in the women’s 100 meter dash at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.  Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American track and field sprinter…who competed in the 100 and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 200 m – 2nd Rnd – Valerie Brisco-Hooks

DOG ASIDE: Valerie Briscoe-Hooks won three gold medals as an Olympic track and field athlete at the 1984 Olympics at Los Angeles, California….making her the first Olympian to win gold medals in both the 200 meter and the 400 meter races at a single Olympics. Her 400 meters time of 48.83….set while winning the 1984 Olympics….was at…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200 m Heats – USA Kirk Baptiste

DOG ASIDE: Kirk Baptiste is a retired American track and field athlete….who mainly competed in the 200 meters….as he was on the track in the video for the 2nd round heats of the 200 m at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…where he eventually won the silver medal with a time of 19.96 seconds. This was the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200 m Heats – USA Carl Lewis

DOG ASIDE: In this the first heat of the 2nd round of the men’s 200 m at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..USA Carl Lewis was on his way to winning his 3rd gold medal….for this incredible athlete was in the process of placing himself in the annals of Olympic track and field history….along side the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200 m Heats – ITA Pietro Mennea & CAN Desai Williams

DOG ASIDE: Pietro Mennea was an Italian sprinter and politician….as he was most successful in the 200 m event….in which he won a gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics….and set a world record at 19.72 seconds in September 1979. This record stood for almost 17 years….he longest duration in the event history….and it s still…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – Pole Vault – USA Tim Bright & Javelin – FGR Jurgen Hingsen

DOG ASIDE: Tim Bright is a retired American decathlete and pole vaulter…..who represented the US in the decathlon at the 1984 Olympics…and as seen in this video….he sets a new Olympic Record of 17 ft 8 1/2 in. …..while picking up 1143 points in the L.A, Olympics pole vault event.  He also represented the US in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – High Jump & ABC News Brief

DOG COMMENTARY: This video starts with the decathlon high jump at a height of 6 ft. 9 1/4 in…..featuring USA John Chirt, CAN Dave Steen and SUI Patrick Vetterli….and since the ABC color commentator is Dwight Stone….a dbl bronze medal winner at the 1972 Munich Games and the 1976 Montreal Games….as he really gives some…