Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Actor Sid Caesar With Kathleen Sullivan

DOG COMMENTARY: Isaac Sidney “Sid” Caesar (September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014) was an American comic actor and writer….who was best known for the pioneering of live television in the 1950’s series Your Show of Shows….a 90-minute weekly show watched by 60 million people….and its successor, Caesar’s Hour, both of which influenced later generations of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Beverly Hills, CA

DOG COMMENTARY: In Bone Daddy’s opinion after having gone to some 26 Olympic venues all over “in and around” Los Angeles…..over the “intense and incredible” 12 days that he and his two travelling companions….Sky Pilot and Prince of Pleasure….spent at the 1984 Olympics…..as I have heard him say on many occasions….there are some really cool…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – China Diver Chen Xiaoxia

DOG ASIDE: Chen Xiaoxia is a former female Chinese diver….who was born in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China. She started diving training in 1973….and was recruited into Guangdong provincial team in the next year….where in 1976 she won a 2nd place in national competition….and was admitted into Chinese national team in the following year….then Chen competed at…

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…