Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Speed Skating – USA Eric Heiden

DOG ASIDE: Eric Arthur Heiden (born June 14, 1958) is an American former long track speed skater….who won all of the men’s speed skating races….and thus an unprecedented five individual gold medals….setting four Olympic records and one world record at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, United States.  He was the…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Biathlon & Cross Country Skiing

DOG ASIDE: Biathlon debuted at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley with the men’s 20 km individual event….while at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble….the men’s 4×7.5 km relay debuted….followed by the 10 km sprint event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. Beginning at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville….women’s biathlon debuted with…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Closing Ceremony – IOC Lord Killanin & Finale

DOG ASIDE: The closing of every the 13th Winter Olympics was a happy experience….which left a hole in the hearts of all of those who participated….and all of those who watched…..leaving memories that will last a lifetime…..as no HUMAN who watched the Lake Placid Winter Games will ever forget these highlights of the Games: The…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Closing Ceremony – Host Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: For every Sportsphile out there in the world….the Closing Ceremony telecast for any Olympic Games is a bit of a sad day….cuz the Olympics are over….and the Olympic fans won’t get to view another for four years…..and the wait seems to be endless….but the Closing Ceremony for the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Figure Skating & Ice Dancing

DOG ASIDE: Ice dancing is a discipline of figure skating that draws from ballroom dancing….as 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…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Figure Skating Special – John Curry & Dorothy Hamill Return To Olympics

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Jim McKay brings the viewer of this video clip a blast from the past in Olympic Figure Skating at the 1980 Lake Placid Games…. as past Olympic Champions John Curry and Dorothy Hamill return to the ice at the Olympics to perform a special added attraction at the Lake Placid Games.  I…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Highlights – USA Hockey At The Olympics – All Games

DOG COMMENTARY: This video is definitely one of my favorites….for sure on the top ten list out of thousands of videos ….as it gives a game by game highlight coverage of each and every game the USA Hockey Team played at the Lake Placid Games ….all the way to Finland in the finals….cuz I love…

Special – The Chipperfields Circus – High Wire Act – Host Zero Mostel

DOG ASIDE: Host Zero Mostel does a delightful job of introducing the various acts on this television special of The Chipperfield’s Circus…..the most popular touring circus in Europe and especially Endland for year……and in this video segment we get to see one of the fabulous high wire acts that the circus was known for……Man, don’t…

Boxing – 12 Rnd WBA Welterwt Title – Champ Thomas Hearns VS Randy Shields

DOG ASIDE: Thomas “Hitman” Hearns was 30 – 0 when he defended his WBA Welterweight Title against Randy Shields in April of 1981…..as he was well on his way to a long and successful boxing career….one which garnered him five different titles in five different weight classes.  His opponent Randy Shields was a world class…