Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles- Boxing – Featherwt Gold Medal Fight – USA Meldrick Taylor VS NGR Peter Konyegwachie

DOG ASIDE: Peter Konyegwachie was a Nigerian boxer….who won Nigeria’s first ever silver medal in the men’s Featherweight (54–57 kg) category.  Konyegwachie turned pro in 1986 and won his first 15 fights prior to getting stopped by a journeyman in 1990. He retired after the bout at 15-1-0. Meldrick Taylor is a former Olympic gold medalist and world…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Volleyball – Mens Qualifying – ARG VS KOR – Game 4

DOG ASIDE: This men’s volleyball match between South Korea and Argentina was played on August 10th at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..as this match was being played for the 5th and 6th place in the competition.  South Korea won the 1st game by a score of 15 – 13…..with Argentina winning game two by 15…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Womens Discus Finals – HOL Ria Stalman & USA Leslie Denise

DOG ASIDE: Geertruida Maria (Ria) Stalman is a Dutch former athlete…..who during her athletic career she specialized in the shot put and discus….who won gold in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics women’s discus competition…..having been the Dutch champion in both disciplines 17 times. She has held the Dutch discus throw record since 1984.  The NTR program “Other Times Sport”…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Wrestling – Freestyle 100+ Gold Match – USA Bruce Baumgartner VS CAN Bob Molle

DOG COMMENTARY: The Olympic Games seems to just bring out the best in dang near every athlete that competes…..and sometimes that best is not measured totally on how that athlete did in their particular discipline….but more what they had to do to get there…..as in the case of Bob Molle of CAN….for here was a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Volleyball – Men’s Finals – USA VS Brazil – Game 3

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics men’s volleyball tournament was the 6th edition of the event….organized by the world’s governing body the Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB)  in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee (IOC)….as it was held in Long Beach,California…with the finals between the USA vs Brazil on Saturday, August 11, 1984.  Siince…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – Mens Finals – USA VS YUG – 3rd & 4th Period

DOG COMMENTARY: The finals in the men’s water polo competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics on Friday, September 10th…had the opportunity to set US Olympic history….as the USA teams had never won the gold medal in their 80 years of competing in the Olympics.  At the end of the 3rd period, the USA had…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – Mens Finals – USA VS YUG – 1st & 2nd Periods

DOG ASIDE: The water polo tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held from August 1 to August 10, 1984, at the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool in Malibu, California. The tournament featured 12 men’s teams, playing two rounds of round-robin play: preliminaries and finals.  Water polo was one of four Aquatics sports held at the 1984…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Volleyball – Mens Medal Ceremony USA Gold & Boxing – USA Tyrell Biggs

DOG ASIDE: This video starts off with the announcing of the decision in the Olympics boxing super heavyweight division finals between USA Tyrell Biggs vs Italy’s Francesco Damiani….with Biggs taking the gold medal on a 4 – 1 split decision….followed by ABC’s Howard Cosell interviewing Biggs…..and the fighter giving praise to God for his strength…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – Medal Ceremony – YUG Gold & USA Silver

DOG ASIDE: Although the USA Olympics men’s water polo team went undefeated…..resulting from the tie with Yugoslavia in the finals of the men’s water polo competition….the Americans lost the gold to Yugoslavia when their total goal differential for the entire competition came up short of the Yugoslavs….leaving the Yanks with the silver medal…..as you could…