Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Dick Schaap On Turning Gold Into Gold

DOG COMMENTARY: This video piece put together by ABC sportscaster Dick Schaap provides a really good inside look at how the heroes of the Olympics can turn their gold medals into “golden millions in the marketplace….spotlighting which athletes have the best opportunities to cash in on their success….like Bruce Jenner, Sugar Ray Leonard, Carl Lewis,…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Dr Judith Stiehm & Donna de Varona On Title 9

DOG ASIDE: Donna Elizabeth de Varona is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, former world record-holder, and television sportscaster….who in 1960 at age 13 qualified for her first U.S. Olympic swimming team….as she already held the world record in the 400-meter individual medley….her signature event….but the event would not be added to the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Weightlifting – Clean & Jerk – USA Mario Martinez & AUS Dean Lukin

DOG ASIDE: Mario Alvarez Martinez (born July 6, 1957 in Salinas, California) was an Olympic weightlifter for the United States….whose lifting career in Olympic weightlifting lasted for over 23 years. Throughout his career….he earned himself 10 national championships….3 Olympics including a silver medal (at the 1984 Los Angeles Games) and a 4th-place finish….3 Pan Am medals….on…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – USA Meldrick Taylor VS VEN Omar Catari Peraza

DOG ASIDE: Meldrick Taylor (born October 19, 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former Olympic gold medalist and world boxing champion in two weight classes….as Taylor is one of many boxing champions hailing from the city of Philadelphia learned his craft in the gyms of his hometown….posting a 99-4 record as an amateur fighter.  In 1984,…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens 110m Hurdles – USA Greg Foster & Broad Jump – USA Carl Lewis

DOG ASIDE: Gregory (“Greg”) Foster (born August 4, 1958) was an American hurdling athlete….who is the only person in the history of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics to win three consecutive 110 meter hurdling titles (1983, 1987, and 1991). He was the 1981 IAAF World Cup and the 1991 World Indoor hurdling champion.  As well as…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon Pole Vault – USA Tim Bright

DOG ASIDE: Timothy William “Tim” Bright (born July 28, 1960) is a retired American decathlete and pole vaulter….who represented the US in the decathlon at the 1984 Olympics and the 1987 World Championships….and in the pole vault at the 1985 World University Games, the 1985 World Cup, the 1991 World Championships and the 1992 Olympics. He…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Volleyball – Womens – USA VS Peru – Game 1

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Women’s Olympic Volleyball Tournament was the 6th edition of the event….organized by the world’s governing body….the FIVB in conjunction with the IOC….as the competition was held in Long Beach, California from July 20 to August 9, 1984.  This match against Peru was the semi-finals of the championship bracket…..being held on August 5, 1984.…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Platform Diving Prelims & Highlights Of The Chinese Athletes

DOG ASIDE: In this video we get to see the last dive round of the preliminary platform diving competition in Los Angeles…..with AUS Valerie Beddoe leading off….followed by NOR Tina Sullivan (attending the University of Texas at Austin)….then comes USA Wendy Wyland….followed by Zhou Jihong of China. After Jihong’s dive is comes an ABC Ray…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – CHN Woman Diver Zhou Jihong

DOG ASIDE: Zhou Jihong (born 11 January 1965 in Wuhan, Hubei) is a Chinese diver….who at her first Olympic Games in 1984 at Los Angeles….she won the gold medal in the 10 meter platform event. She returned to compete at the Barcelona Olympics eight years later….while placing fourth in the same event.  Zhou is married…