Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Alpine Skiing

DOG ASIDE: Alpine skiing has been contested at every Winter Olympics since 1936….when a combined event was held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. From 1948 through 1980, the Winter Olympics also served as the World Championships in Olympic years….with separate competitions held in even-numbered non-Olympic years.  During this period, the Olympic medalists received an additional medal of…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – 90m Ski Jumping & Review – 1980 Moscow Boycott By USA

DOG COMMENTARY: This video is exceptional to me….cuz I really like Ski Jumping….and off the big hill at the Olympics….it doesn’t get any better than that.  However, the last segment of the video is what has had my attention for quite some time.  Heck, I wrote a story some 3 years back titled “The Worst…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Pairs Figure Skating

DOG COMMENTARY: If you didn’t know by now….I love sports….sports of all kinds…..that’s why I’m a sportsphile…..not a sports file…..cuz I truly love them all….it must be the competitiveness that is present at every good sporting event….no matter what the sports……and there are a few sports that I find myself riveted to the TV…..I mean,…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Speed Skating – USA Eric Heiden

DOG ASIDE: Eric Arthur Heiden (born June 14, 1958) is an American former long track speed skater….who won all of the men’s speed skating races….and thus an unprecedented five individual gold medals….setting four Olympic records and one world record at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, United States.  He was the…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Biathlon & Cross Country Skiing

DOG ASIDE: Biathlon debuted at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley with the men’s 20 km individual event….while at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble….the men’s 4×7.5 km relay debuted….followed by the 10 km sprint event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. Beginning at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville….women’s biathlon debuted with…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Closing Ceremony – IOC Lord Killanin & Finale

DOG ASIDE: The closing of every the 13th Winter Olympics was a happy experience….which left a hole in the hearts of all of those who participated….and all of those who watched…..leaving memories that will last a lifetime…..as no HUMAN who watched the Lake Placid Winter Games will ever forget these highlights of the Games: The…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Closing Ceremony – Host Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: For every Sportsphile out there in the world….the Closing Ceremony telecast for any Olympic Games is a bit of a sad day….cuz the Olympics are over….and the Olympic fans won’t get to view another for four years…..and the wait seems to be endless….but the Closing Ceremony for the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Figure Skating & Ice Dancing

DOG ASIDE: Ice dancing is a discipline of figure skating that draws from ballroom dancing….as it joined the World Figure Skating Championships in 1952….and became a Winter Olympic Games medal sport in 1976.  As in pair skating, dancers compete as a couple consisting of a man and a woman.  Ice dance differs from pair skating…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Figure Skating Special – John Curry & Dorothy Hamill Return To Olympics

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Jim McKay brings the viewer of this video clip a blast from the past in Olympic Figure Skating at the 1980 Lake Placid Games…. as past Olympic Champions John Curry and Dorothy Hamill return to the ice at the Olympics to perform a special added attraction at the Lake Placid Games.  I…