Olympics – 1988 Seoul – Tennis & Track and Field & Boxing – NBC Highlites With Bob Costas

DOG ASIDE: It took 64 years for tennis to return to the Olympics….but finally at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games it came back….with some familiar faces on the world tennis stage….including Chrissy Evert, Brad Gilbert, Henri Laconte, Carlene Bassett, Tim Mayotte, Pam Shriver and Zena Garrison and Steffi Graf…..for it was time for the great…

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Men’s Figure Skating – USA Brian Boitano

DOG ASIDE: Brian Anthony Boitano (born October 22, 1963) is an American figure skater from Sunnyvale, California.  He is the 1988 Olympic champion….the 1986 and 1988 World Champion….and the 1985–1988 U.S. National Champion.  He turned professional following the 1988 season. He returned to competition in 1993 and competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics….where he placed sixth. Going…

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Hockey – USA VS WGer – Introduction & Partial 1st Period

DOG ASIDE: I have always had the opinion that athletes have to be just a little bit crazy to play the game of hockey….I mean, first you put a bunch of aggressive ice skaters….who can achieve rapid speed on a pair of razor sharp blades called ice skates…..then you put them in pads so they…

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Men’s Hockey – USA VS WGermany – 1st Period

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With the Americans winning gold at the Lake Placid Winter Games in 1980….the expectations of each the Olympic team to follow were higher…and the same goes for the 1988 squad…..who in this video clip is playing a must win game against the West Germans….just to have a chance to get into medal contention. 

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – Closing Ceremony – Part 3 – ABC With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: The Soviet Union dominated the ice hockey competition….winning every match to take their sixth Olympic gold in eight Winter Games.   East German sledders fully demonstrated their prowess at the Trebević track….as Wolfgang Hoppe and Dietmar Schauerhammer clinched gold in both bobsleigh events….while Bernhard Lehmann and Bogdan Musiol secured both silvers.  Led by Steffi Martin, who won…

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – Closing Ceremony – ABC With Jim McKay – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Winter Olympics at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia left some lasting impressions of great athletes on the sports worlds…..American skier Phil Mahre….runner-up in 1980 at Lake Placid….won the slalom event and saw his twin brother Steve secure the silver medal.….in biathlon, Eirik Kvalfoss of Norway and Peter Angerer of West Germany won six medals between…

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – ABC Olympic Wrap-Up – With Jim McKay Closing Comments

DOG ASIDE: There is absolutely no sportscaster who is better at wrapping up an Olympic Games than Jim McKay….as he just has a way of shining a light on the athletes….their events….and the drama surrounding those events…..including the comedy and the tragedy that becomes inner twined with the saga of the Olympic stories as they…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Modern Pentathlon – USA Pentathletes Prepare for Games

DOG ASIDE: This video gives the viewer an inside look at American athletes training for the Olympic Modern Pentathlon at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX…..for it was decided in 1955….by the Department of Defense….that the Army Base at Ft. Sam (that’s what we Texans call it) would become the national training center for…