Olympics – 1980 – Lake Placid Winter Games – Alpine Skiing Womens Downhill – FRA Caroline Attia

DOG ASIDE: Caroline Attia (born 4 July 1960) is a French former alpine skier….who competed in the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics and 1984 Sarajevo Olympics in the women’s downhill….but in this Olympic run, Caroline Attia dislocates her left shoulder as she pushes off out of the starting gate…..so, he Olympic dreams were ended before she could even ski past the 1st gate…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Mens – Figure Skate & Speed Skate & Hockey USA VS USSR & Ski Slalom

DOG COMMENTARY: On this day of ABC’s broadcast of the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics….the viewer get to see coverage of the men competing in figure skating, speed skating, hockey and slalom in skiing. This was possibly the most wide-open men’s Olympic championship…..with nobody that had established himself as the world’s best figure skater since…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Olympics – Hockey – USA VS USSR – The Miracle On Ice

DOG COMMENTARY: The “Miracle on Ice” refers to a medal-round game during the men’s ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York,,,,played between the hosting United States and the defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union…. who had won the gold medal in six of the seven previous Winter Olympic Games….and were the overwhelming…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Mens Hockey Gold Medal Game – USA VS Finland – With Al Michaels

DOG ASIDE: The men’s ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY was the 14th Olympic Championship….as 12 teams competed in the tournament….which was held from February 12 to 24….when the United States won its second gold medal in Olympic competition (1st was 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games)….including a win over…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games – Closing Night – Highlights Of The Games – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY: I have sat at Bone Daddy’s side for 5 different Olympic Summer Games and 6 different Olympic Winter Games television telecasts….for we have watched dang near every moment of every telecast from early in the morning to late at night….cuz we just love the Olympics….plus we have posted an incredible amount of Olympic…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games – Figure Skating Pair – Host Jim McKay & Dick Buttons

DOG COMMENTARY: For the United States, the Miracle on Ice was not in the Pairs Figure Skating competition….as the US medal favorites Tai Babilonia & Randy Gardner were forced to withdraw before the competition due to an injury to Gardner….while the legendary world champion Soviet Union pair Irina Rodnina & Alexander Zaitsev were challenged for gold…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow Boycott – Rowing Team Member Anita DeFrantz

DOG COMMENTARY: Anita DeFrantz (born in 1952) is an American Olympic Athlete (rowing)….member of the International Olympic Committee….and former Vice-President of FISA.  She was captain of the American rowing team at the 1976 Summer Olympics winning the bronze medal in women’s eight.In 1986, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) appointed DeFrantz to lifetime membership in the…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Alpine Skiing

DOG ASIDE: Alpine skiing has been contested at every Winter Olympics since 1936….when a combined event was held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. From 1948 through 1980, the Winter Olympics also served as the World Championships in Olympic years….with separate competitions held in even-numbered non-Olympic years.  During this period, the Olympic medalists received an additional medal of…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – 90m Ski Jumping & Review – 1980 Moscow Boycott By USA

DOG COMMENTARY: This video is exceptional to me….cuz I really like Ski Jumping….and off the big hill at the Olympics….it doesn’t get any better than that.  However, the last segment of the video is what has had my attention for quite some time.  Heck, I wrote a story some 3 years back titled “The Worst…