Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Equestrian Horse Show Jumping 2nd Round 10 Jump Course

DOG ASIDE: It is very interesting what goes into setting up a course of 10 fences for the 2nd round course at the Olympics Equestrian Show Jumping Competition….as ABC’s Bill Steinkraus and Chris Schenkel describe to the viewer prior to the start of the 2nd round jumps.  When you get to look at these jumps…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Volleyball – Mens Finals – USA VS Brazil & In Studio Player Interview

DOG ASIDE: This video starts off with a news report by ABC’s Kathleen Sullivan regarding a helicopter crash on the freeway near the Los Angeles Coliseum….just before the 1984 Olympics Closing Ceremony was to begin….then switches to ABC’s Frank Gifford….who brings the viewer highlights of the final game of the gold medal men’s volleyball match…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Womens Finals – USA VS Korea – End 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: The USA women’s Olympic basketball team was coached by Pat Summit (prior Head)….who was unquestionably the best women’s basketball coach ever….that is until Coach Gino Auriemma showed up at the University of Connecticut in 1985…..for as of 2016, Coach Gino has 11 Women’s NCAA Titles on his resume…..and still going strong having won…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – 1972 Munich Marathon Gold Medalist Frank Shorter

DOG ASIDE: Frank Charles Shorter (born October 31, 1947) is an American former long-distance runner who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Munich Olympics….followed by the silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.  His Olympic successes, along with the achievements of other American runners, are credited with igniting the running boom…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Weightlifting – The Shortest Sport In Time On Field

DOG ASIDE: When a sport is considered by how long it takes to compete in order to win a competition….the sport that turns out to have less time on the field, court, mat, stage….whatever….is weightlifting…for this is a sport that is measured in very few actual minutes (less than three) that the athletes are actually…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Womens Finals – USA VS Korea – 2nd Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: It is this lil ole Chiweenie sportsphile’s opinion that Cheryl Miller was the best women’s basketball player ever….for one simple reason….she had a man’s game….that’s right, a power filled “in-your-face” sorta game that most great women players didn’t have….but the reason for this is also simple (man, isn’t it just awesome how simple…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Advertizement – Salute Al Oerter From 7 – 11 Stores

DOG COMMENTARY: The incredible Al Oerter….an athlete of the highest order…had many articles written about him and his achievements….had many video pieces done with Oerter as a featured athlete….but this rare piece of tribute to the “one-n-only” Al Oerter by 7-11 Stores….was only aired during ABC’s 16 day coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Womens Finals – USA VS Korea – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 USA Olympics Women’s Basketball Team was quite possibly the best team ever assembled for the American squad…..featuring certainly one of the very best women’s basketball player ever….Cheryl Miller….the sister of NBA Indiana Pacers Hall of Fame player Reggie Miller….along with a cast of great women’s college players including Ann Donovan, Theresa…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Qualifying – USA VS Canada – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 USA Olympic Basketball Team was the last of the group to be 100%  made up of collegiate players who were true amateurs….as the original Dream Team of the best players in the country….be it amateur or professional….were to show up at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.  This final all amateur US team…