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…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Flywt – ITA Salvatore Todisco VS PUR Rafael Ramos

DOG ASIDE: Salvatore Todisco (August 30, 1961 in Naples – November 25, 1990) was a flyweight boxer from Italy….who won the silver medal in the light flyweight division (48 kg) at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. In the final he was defeated by Paul Gonzales of the United States in a walk-over.  Leading up…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lightwts – USA Meldrick Taylor VS KEN John Wanjau

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

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Semis – USA VS Canada 1st Half Pt 1

DOG COMMENTARY: This particular men’s basketball game in the 1984 Olympics provided the ticket to the gold medal game….and the USA squad coached by Bobby Knight….included a roster made up of 12 outstanding college players…..including Steve Alford, Leon Wood, Patrick Ewing, Vernon Fleming, Alvin Robertson, Michael Jordan, Joe Kleine, Jon Koncak, Wayman Tisdale, Chris Mullin, Sam Perkins and Jeff Turner. In the preliminary round of the Olympic…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Womens 3m Springboard – CHN Li Yihua & CAN Debbie Fuller

DOG ASIDE: The women’s springboard diving competition took place Olympics Swim Center at the University of Southern California (USC)….as this video highlights China’s Li Yihua and Canada’s Debbie Fuller 7th dive in the 10 dive preliminary round competition….where the top 12 women advance to the final round. USA’s Kelly McCormick is leading the prlims after…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving Womens Springboard Prelims & Track Mens 110m Hurdles Heats

DOG ASIDE: This video covers the women’s 3m springboard diving competition prelims….including the 6th and 7th dives in qualifying for the finals…USA divers Chris Seufart and Kelly McCormick….as Kelly is the daughter of springboard and platform diving gold medalist Pat McCormick at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics in Finland…..and the double gold winner again at the…