Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Men’s Hockey – USA VS WGermany – 1st Period

DOG ASIDE:

With the Americans winning gold at the Lake Placid Winter Games in 1980….the expectations of each the Olympic team to follow were higher…and the same goes for the 1988 squad…..who in this video clip is playing a must win game against the West Germans….just to have a chance to get into medal contention. 

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – Closing Ceremony – Part 3 – ABC With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: The Soviet Union dominated the ice hockey competition….winning every match to take their sixth Olympic gold in eight Winter Games.   East German sledders fully demonstrated their prowess at the Trebević track….as Wolfgang Hoppe and Dietmar Schauerhammer clinched gold in both bobsleigh events….while Bernhard Lehmann and Bogdan Musiol secured both silvers.  Led by Steffi Martin, who won…

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – Closing Ceremony – ABC With Jim McKay – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Winter Olympics at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia left some lasting impressions of great athletes on the sports worlds…..American skier Phil Mahre….runner-up in 1980 at Lake Placid….won the slalom event and saw his twin brother Steve secure the silver medal.….in biathlon, Eirik Kvalfoss of Norway and Peter Angerer of West Germany won six medals between…

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – ABC Olympic Wrap-Up – With Jim McKay Closing Comments

DOG ASIDE: There is absolutely no sportscaster who is better at wrapping up an Olympic Games than Jim McKay….as he just has a way of shining a light on the athletes….their events….and the drama surrounding those events…..including the comedy and the tragedy that becomes inner twined with the saga of the Olympic stories as they…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Modern Pentathlon – USA Pentathletes Prepare for Games

DOG ASIDE: This video gives the viewer an inside look at American athletes training for the Olympic Modern Pentathlon at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX…..for it was decided in 1955….by the Department of Defense….that the Army Base at Ft. Sam (that’s what we Texans call it) would become the national training center for…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – US Athletes In Crisis – President Jimmy Carter Boycotts

DOG ASIDE: On April 12, 1980….President Jimmy Carter announces that the U.S. will boycott the Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Moscow that summer. The announcement came after the Soviet Union failed to comply with Carter’s February 20, 1980, deadline to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.  The Soviet military invaded Afghanistan in 1979 to…

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – Closing Ceremony – ABC Hilites With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: In my lil ole Sportsphile opinion….the Closing Ceremony at any Olympic Games is an expression of the best of life….and the worst of life….for it is a time when all the athletes of the world come together one final time to celebrate their accomplishments of competing in the Olympics….as each and every participant…

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Figure Skating – Ice Dancing

DOG ASIDE: Ice dancing is a discipline of figure skating that draws from ballroom dancing. It joined the World Figure Skating Championships in 1952….and became a Winter Olympic Games medal sport in 1976.  As in pair skating, dancers compete as a couple consisting of a man and a woman. Ice dance differs from pair skating…