Olympics – 1972 Munich – Track – Mens 5000m & 10000m – FIN Lasse Viren – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: At the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich….Lasse Virén won both the 5,000 and the 10,000 meter events.  At the 10,000 meters final held on 3 September, Virén broke Ron Clarke’s 7-year-old world record….despite falling in the twelfth lap after getting tangled with Emiel Puttemans….as Tunisia’s Mohamed Gammoudi also fell after being tripped by Viren’s…

Olympics – The 1972 Deaf Games – An Inside Look At USA Deaf Athletes

DOG ASIDE: I have always contended that all HUMANS like to compete in sports…..especially those whom others say that they can’t compete because the can’t walk….or talk….or hear….or run….or what…..cuz it doesn’t matter who or where….folks just like to compete in sports….and this video about the 1972 Deaf Olympics is sufficient evidence of my contention.…

Olympics – 1972 Munich – Mens Basketball – USSR VS USA

DOG ASIDE: This video of the 1972 Munich Olympics men’s basketball game between the USSR vs USA provided as much drama….except for the terrorist attack on Israeli team….which was horrible for HUMANITY….but the loss by the USA basketball team to the Russians was about as bad as international basketball can ever be….especially on an official’s…

Olympics – 1976 Montreal – Track – Mens 800m – CUB Alberto Juantorena

DOG ASIDE: The 1976 Montreal Olympics provided a wonderful race in track and fields men’s 800m final…..with Alberto Juantorena (CUB) taking gold…..Ivo Van Damme (BEL) gaining silver…..and Rick Wohlhuter (USA) receiving bronze…..but the real story came when Juantorena also won the men’s 400m…..becoming the first person in Olympic history to accomplish this feat…..and this video gives the…

Olympics – 1968 Mexico City – Track – POL Irena Kirszenstein & USA Barbara Ferrell

DOG ASIDE: Irena Szewińska (born Irena Kirszenstein on 24 May 1946) is a retired Polish sprinter who was one of the world’s foremost athletes for nearly two decades, in multiple events.  She won gold in Tokyo in 1964 in the 4 x 100m relay and silver in the 200m and long jump….then gold in 1968…

Olympics – 1972 Munich – Mens Swimming – USA Mark Spitz Part 2

DOG ASIDE: Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American former competition swimmer….nine-time Olympic champion….and former world record-holder in seven events.  He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich….an achievement surpassed only by Michael Phelps….who won eight golds at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.  Spitz set new world…

Olympics – 1972 Munich – Mens Swimming – USA Mark Spitz – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: Bone Daddy gives credit where credit is due….saying that it is hard not to consider USA swimmer Mark Spitz the greatest swimmer to ever dive into a swimming pool….but he just can’t embrace the guy….cuz BD grew up in Midland, TX with a good friend, classmate and teammate of 1968 Mexico City Olympics…

Olympics – 1972 Munich & 1976 Montreal – Track – Mens 5000m & 10000m – FIN Lasse Viren

DOG ASIDE: Lasse Artturi Virén (born 22 July 1949) is a Finnish former long-distance runner….winner of four gold medals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics.  Born in Myrskylä, Finland, Virén recaptured the image of the “Flying Finns” promoted by runners like Hannes Kolehmainen, Paavo Nurmi, and Ville Ritola in the 1920’s. After his career…

Olympics – 1964 Tokyo – Men’s Platform Diving – ITA Klaus Dibiasi & USA Bob Webster

DOG ASIDE: Italy’s Klaus Dibiasi may very well be the greatest Olympic platform diver of all time….having won the silver medal at age 17 at the Tokyo Games….which he followed up gold medal performances in the 1968 Mexico City Games….1972 Munich Games….and the 1976 Montreal Games…..a feat that has never been mirrored in the history…