Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Sprinter Evelyn Ashford

DOG ASIDE: Evelyn Ashford (born April 15, 1957 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American retired track and field athlete….and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic champion in the 100-meter dash….as she ran under the 11-second barrier over 30 times….becoming the first to run under 11 seconds in an Olympic Games.  As a 19-year-old, Ashford finished 5th in the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – 400m Hurdler USA Edwin Moses

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy was at the Los Angeles Coliseum on the day that USA Edwin Moses won the 400m hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..as BD refers to seeing him win his 2nd Olympic gold medal as one of the great moments in his career as a Sportsphile seeing live sporting events…..for Moses…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Graumans (Manns) Chinese Theater On Hollywood Boulevard

DOG ASIDE: TCL Chinese Theatre is a cinema palace on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, United States. Originally known (and still commonly referred to) as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre….it was renamed Mann’s Chinese Theatre in 1973….as this name lasted until 2001….after which it reverted to its original name.…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profiles – GBR’s Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe & The Development of the USOC

DOG ASIDE: This video gives us a look at how the Brittish view the Olympics from a piece produced by the BBC (Brittish Broadcasting Corportation)…..and their ardent following of their two best 800m and 1500m runners….Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe…..both world class and world champions….which then morphs into an ABC Profile with Jim Lampley on how…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Jim McKay Profile – USA Mary Lou Retton, ROM Ecatarina Czabo & Julianne McNamara & Bela Karoli

DOG COMMENTARY: What I love most about this video is the elegant and eloquent was that ABC’s Jim McKay remembers these three tremendous gymnasts at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….for McKay just had a way of brilliantly saying the right thing…..with a sense of regalness being properly bestowed upon these three princesses of the sport…

Olympics – 1980 Road To Moscow – Canoeist Angus Morrison & Kayaker Ann Turner

DOG ASIDE: Angus Gault Morrison (born March 11, 1952) is an American retired slalom and sprint canoeist….who competed in the 1970’s and 1980’s. He finished tenth in the C-1 slalom event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich….and four years later at the 1976 Montreal Games….Morrison was eliminated in the repechages of the C-1 500m…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Special – Road To Moscow – Discus Thrower USA Al Oerter

DOG COMMENTARY: Alfred Oerter, Jr. (September 19, 1936 – October 1, 2007) was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw. He was the first athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympics….and is an inductee of the IAAF Hall of Fame.  Oerter began his…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Special – Road To Moscow – USA Pentathlete Jane Fredericks

DOG ASIDE: Jane Wardell Frederick (born April 7, 1952) is a former heptathlete from the United States….who set the first official world record in the women’s heptathlon….by gaining a total number of 6104 points on April 24, 1981 at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California.  Frederick had been one of the many 1980 USS…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Special – Road To Moscow – Australia Swimmer Tracy Wickham

DOG ASIDE: ABC did some wonderful profiles of many athletes who competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….as this video piece provides proof in the pudding….for it gives the viewer what it is like to compete on a world stage….and what it is like to be a big fish in a small pond….a world class…