Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Track + Field Mens Triple Jump – 1st Jump – USA Mike Conley

DOG ASIDE: Michael Alex Conley Sr. (born October 5, 1962) is an American former track and field athlete who competed primarily in the triple jump and the long jump…..whereby in the triple jump….he won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 Barcelona Games….silver in 1984 Los Angeles Games….as seen herewith in this video….and gold in the 1993 World Championship.   Conley competed collegiately at the University of Arkansas….where he…

Olympics – 1987 – ABCs Frank Gifford + Becky Dixon On Progress In Preparations For Calgary Olympics

DOG ASIDE: Rebecca “Becky” Dixon (born April 14, 1951) is an American television broadcaster. …who is best known as the co-host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports alongside Frank Gifford from 1987 to 1988.  In 1986, Dixon became the first woman to anchor a network sports show when she became the co-host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports….where in addition to…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Mens Track Cycling Sprint Finals – USA Nelson Vails Vs USA Mark Gorski

DOG ASIDE: Track cycling is a bicycle racing sport usually held on specially built banked tracks or velodromes (but many events are held at older velodromes where the track banking is relatively shallow) using track bicycles.  With the exception of the 1912 Olympics….track cycling has been featured in every modern Olympic Games….with women’s track cycling was first included in the 1988 Seoul Olympics….then the competitions…

Special – 1979 – HBO Daredevils Special – The Sword Swallower Richard Beard – With Robert Conrad

DOG ASIDE: Sword swallowing is a skill in which the performer passes a sword through the mouth and down the esophagus to the stomach….for this feat is not swallowing in the traditional sense….as the natural processes that constitute swallowing do not take place….but are repressed in order to keep the passage from the mouth to the stomach open for the sword. The practice…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – ABC Sports Profile Of Mens Basketball Forward Waymon Tisdale

DOG ASIDE: Wayman Lawrence Tisdale (June 9, 1964 – May 15, 2009) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA)….and a smooth jazz bass guitarist….who recorded eight jazz albums.  A three-time All American at the University of Oklahoma….he was elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. Tisdale graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he grew up….who…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Trophy Presentation & Wrapup – Featuring Ken Flach + Kathy Jordan

DOG ASIDE: Paul McNamee and Martina Navratilova were the defending mixed doubles champions….but decided not to play together….which resulted in Martina Navratilova playing with Heinz Günthardt…..who made it to the finals against  Ken Flach and Kathy Jordan…..who won the 1986 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title by a score of 6–3, 7–6. Kenneth Eliot Flach (May 24, 1963 – March 12, 2018) was a professional tennis player from the…

Olympics 1984 L A Games Equestrian 3 Day Event Jumping GBR Ian Stark On Oxford Blue

DOG ASIDE: Ian David Stark, OBE (born 22 February 1954) is a retired Scottish equestrian….ho competed in the sport of eventing. Stark was born in Galashiels in the Borders in 195…while beginning to ride horses at the age of 10.  In 1984 Stark won a silver medal for eventing in the Los Angeles Olympic Games on Oxford Blue….as seen in this video herewith.  In 2000 Stark…

Golf – 1986 – CBSs Brent Musburger + Al Trautwig + Tom Weiskopf Talk About The Day At The Masters

DOG ASIDE: The 1985 CBS Sports in studio golf broadcasting crew of Brent Musburger , Tom Weiskopf and Al Trautwig spent a lot of time in Butler’s Cabin at the Augusta National Golf Course doing interviews with tournament leaders and past champions…..as the past champions always appeared in their green jacket for each interview.  So, we are…

Horse Racing 1984 NBCs Pete Axthelm + Harvey Pack Review Days Winners At The Breeders Cup

DOG ASIDE: The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races…. which is operated by Breeders’ Cup Limited….a company formed in 1982. ….which from its inception in 1984 through 2006 was a single-day event…when starting in 2007….it expanded to two days…..wherein all sites have been in the United States….except in 1996 when the races were…