Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Men’s Qualifying – USA VS Spain – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY: Continuing with my opinion that the 1984 USA Olympic men’s basketball team was the best all amateur USA team ever to “squeak the sneeks” on any Olympic basketball court….here is a breakdown of the centers on this USA team as follows: Patrick Aloysius Ewing, Sr. is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame basketball…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Qualifying – USA VS Spain – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics USA men’s basketball team played the Spaniards in the qualifying round…..while eventually meeting them again in the gold medal game…and neither were much of a game….as the Yanks flat blew them away….both times…101 – 68 in this game on this video clip….and 96 – 65 in the finals.…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing- Heavywt Gold Fight – USA Tyrell Biggs VS ITA Francesco Damiani

DOG ASIDE: Francesco Damiani is an Italian former professional boxer….who as an amateur won a silver medal in the super heavyweight division at both the 1982 World Amateur Boxing Championships and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….after losing the gold medal fight to USA Tyrell Biggs.  He was the first WBO heavyweight champion….also holding the European heavyweight title. Damiani began his…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Welterwts – USA Jerry Page VS THA Dhawee Umponmaha

DOG ASIDE: Jerry Louis Page was an American boxer….who won the light welterweight gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….who also a year earlier won a silver medal at the 1983 Pan American Games. His path to gold in the ’84 Games came as follows….a 1st round bye….followed by a defeat of Helmut Gertel…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Middlewts – USA Virgil Hill VS ALG Mohamed Zaoui

DOG ASIDE: Although this video sounds like it was recorded under water….this middleweight fight between USA Virgil Hill vs ALG Mohamed Zaoui is a good fight….as Hill really takes it to the Algerian fighter on his way to winning the gold medal in the middleweight division of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics boxing competition. Also,…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Middlewts – USA Frank Tate VS CAN Shawn O’Sullivan

DOG ASIDE: This video is the gold medal fight between USA Frank Tate and CAN Shawn O’Sullivan….which was brought to the viewer by the one and only….Howaaaad Cosell. Frank Tate was an American boxer….who was the 1983 National Golden Gloves light middleweight champion…..becoming the Light Middleweight Gold medal winner at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….even…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Light Welterwts – USA Jerry Page VS YUG Mirko Puzovic

DOG ASIDE: This video begins with ABC’s Howard Cosell bringing the light welterweight boxing match between the USA’s Jerry Page vs Yugoslavia’s Mirko Puzovic. Puzovic was a veteran amateur….having had 300 fights with only 25 losses….as his opponent USA Jerry Page was almost 8 years younger. This was an exciting fight….and having it brought to…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Medal Ceremony – USA Gold

DOG COMMENTARY: This video starts off with ABC late night host broadcasters Jim Lampley and Donna de Varona bringing the night’s final overview of what happened on this day….and what to look forward too on the next day at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….but the real joy for this lil ole chiweenie sportsphile on this…