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

DOG COMMENTARY: This particular men’s basketball game in the 1984 Olympics provided the ticket to the gold medal game….and the USA squad coached by Bobby Knight….included a roster made up of 12 outstanding college players…..including Steve Alford, Leon Wood, Patrick Ewing, Vernon Fleming, Alvin Robertson, Michael Jordan, Joe Kleine, Jon Koncak, Wayman Tisdale, Chris Mullin, Sam Perkins and Jeff Turner. In the preliminary round of the Olympic…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Womens 3m Springboard – CHN Li Yihua & CAN Debbie Fuller

DOG ASIDE: The women’s springboard diving competition took place Olympics Swim Center at the University of Southern California (USC)….as this video highlights China’s Li Yihua and Canada’s Debbie Fuller 7th dive in the 10 dive preliminary round competition….where the top 12 women advance to the final round. USA’s Kelly McCormick is leading the prlims after…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving Womens Springboard Prelims & Track Mens 110m Hurdles Heats

DOG ASIDE: This video covers the women’s 3m springboard diving competition prelims….including the 6th and 7th dives in qualifying for the finals…USA divers Chris Seufart and Kelly McCormick….as Kelly is the daughter of springboard and platform diving gold medalist Pat McCormick at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics in Finland…..and the double gold winner again at the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Womens Springboard Prelims

DOG ASIDE: The Women’s 3m Springboard event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held August 5–6, 1984 at the Olympic Swim Stadium in Los Angeles, USA.  It was one of four diving events on the Games….as the competition was split into two phases….including the Preliminary round (5 August)…where the divers performed ten dives….with the twelve divers with the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Men’s Springboard Prelims

DOG ASIDE: The standings in the 1984 Olympics Men’s Springboard Diving competition after four (4) dives were Greg Louganis – USA – 179.55 pts….followed by China’s Li Hongping with 178.47 pts….then Tan of China with 170.19 pts…..then came Italy’s Italiani with 169.29 pts….with 5th place being held by USA’s Ron Merriott with 165.99 pts  The…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Show Jumping – FGR Paul Schockemohle On Deister

DOG ASIDE: Paul Schockemöhle (born March 22, 1945, in Mühlen, Oldenburg) is a former German showjumper….and is the brother of Alwin Schockemöhle….another leading German rider. He was three times European Champion on his best horse Deister….which he rode to a FGR team bronze at Los Angeles in 1984….having won a team silver at the 1976 Montreal…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Show Jumping – Great Britian & Spain

DOG ASIDE: The Equestrian Events at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics included Show Jumping, Dressage and Eventing…as all three disciplines had both individual and team competitions. The equestrian sports were held at Santa Anita Racetrack….which offered stabling for up to 2100 horses….a grandstand with almost 16000 seats….managed by experienced horsemen. However, this was the first time…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Flyweights – Paul Gonzales VS Jose Marcelino Bolivar

DOG ASIDE: Paul Garza Gonzales (born April 18, 1964 in Pecos, Texas) was a Mexican American boxer….who won the light flyweight gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics.  Gonzales was the winner of the Val Barker Trophy for Outstanding Boxer at those Games….after having won a silver medal the previous year at the 1983 Pan…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jumping – USA Joseph Fargis on Touch of Class

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy was at Santa Anita Park Raceway on Sunday, August 12th….for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Equestrian Individual Show Jumping Competition….as this was the first equestrian show jumping event that BD had ever seen live.  Santa Anita was packed with 16,000+ fans….who were all “dressed to the nines”…..meaning that they had their Sunday…