Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 200m – 2nd Heat – JAM Grace Jackson & USA Randy Givens

DOG ASIDE: Grace Jackson is a retired Jamaican athlete….who competed mainly in the 100 meters and 200 meters….reaching the 100 m and 200 m finals in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and 1988 Seoul Olympic Games….and the 200 m final in Barcelona in 1992.  Her breakthrough performance was at the 1988 Seoul Olympics….where she won a silver medal in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200 m Heats – USA Thomas Jefferson

DOG ASIDE: Thomas Theodore Jefferson is an American former athlete who competed mainly in the 200 meter dash….winning the bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Kent State University….where he was an outstanding sprinter….as Jefferson’s only real problem was that he was running at a time…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200m Semi Finals – USA Carl Lewis

DOG COMMENTARY: Being a dog….I have a keener eye than HUMANS have….with a completely different viewing perspective than you folks also….meaning that I see things that you don’t see….and when you couple that with the fact that I am also a sportsphile….then you will understand how when I am looking at Carl Lewis run…..I see…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200 m Semi Finals – USA Kirk Baptista

DOG ASIDE: Kirk Baptiste (born June 20, 1962) is a retired American track and field athlete….who mainly competed in the 200 meters….winning the silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics with a time of 19.96 seconds….coming in second to USA Carl Lewis…..for this was the first time anyone had broken 20 seconds and come second…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 400 m Finals – USA Alonzo Babers

DOG ASIDE: The Men’s 400 meters at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics had an entry list of 76 competitors….requiring ten qualifying heats (76)….four quarterfinals (32)….and two semi-finals (16)….before the final (7) took off….as the 8th competitor JAM Bert Cameron….was unable to run after making history in his semifinal heat…..so, I’ll give the legendary Jamaican 400 m…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 100 m – 1st Round – USA Evelyn Ashford

DOG ASIDE: The legendary USA women’s sprinter Wilma Rudolph provides color commentary along side ABC’s Al Michaels….for this the 1st heat in the women’s 100 meter dash at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.  Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American track and field sprinter…who competed in the 100 and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 200 m – 2nd Rnd – Valerie Brisco-Hooks

DOG ASIDE: Valerie Briscoe-Hooks won three gold medals as an Olympic track and field athlete at the 1984 Olympics at Los Angeles, California….making her the first Olympian to win gold medals in both the 200 meter and the 400 meter races at a single Olympics. Her 400 meters time of 48.83….set while winning the 1984 Olympics….was at…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200 m Heats – USA Kirk Baptiste

DOG ASIDE: Kirk Baptiste is a retired American track and field athlete….who mainly competed in the 200 meters….as he was on the track in the video for the 2nd round heats of the 200 m at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…where he eventually won the silver medal with a time of 19.96 seconds. This was the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200 m Heats – USA Carl Lewis

DOG ASIDE: In this the first heat of the 2nd round of the men’s 200 m at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..USA Carl Lewis was on his way to winning his 3rd gold medal….for this incredible athlete was in the process of placing himself in the annals of Olympic track and field history….along side the…