Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens Marathon – Part 3 – Grete Waitz & Joan Benoit

DOG ASIDE: Grete Waitz (1 October 1953 – 19 April 2011) was a Norwegian marathon runner and former world record holder. In 1979, she became the first woman in history to run the marathon in under two and a half hours. She won nine New York City Marathons between 1978 and 1988….more than any other…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Bantamwt Boxing – MEX Hector Lopez VS NGR Joe Orewa

DOG ASIDE: Héctor López Colín (February 1, 1967 – October 24, 2011) was a Mexican boxer…..who was the NABF and WBO NABO Light Welterweight Champion.  He also won an Olympic Silver medal for Mexico in the Bantamweight division.  During his run to the Olympic Silver medal….he first defeated Johny Asadoma (Indonesia) with a KO 3….then defeated Joe…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Basketball – USA VS CAN – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 USA Olympic Women’s Basketball Team was loaded with talent going into the Los Angeles Games…..consisting of Teresa Edwards, Lea Henry, Lynette Woodard, Anne Dovovan, Cathy Boswell, Cheryl Miller, Janice Lawrence, Cindy Noble, Kim Mulkey, Denise Curry, Pam McGee and Carol Jean Menken-Schaudt. On August 5, 1984, the USA took on Team…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Women’s Marathon – Part 5 – Final Results

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games provided an outcome in track and field competition…..that spurned my Bone Daddy to choose to go on a mission from God….which entailed that he see at least one live event in every sport in these Summer Games… and the outcome of the women’s marathon…..provided the catalyst to…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Highlights Of Yachting & Judo & Baseball – USA vs Dominican Republic

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Frank Gifford brings the viewer highlights of events in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games that are not typically shown in television coverage of the Olympics…..like yachting, where USA competitors are in the race for gold in every class of Olympic yachting competition….then in judo. where USA Ed Liddie unexpectedly wins the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Profile Of Jesse Owens – 1936 Berlin Olympics

DOG COMMENTARY: ABC’s Frank Gifford presents a wonderful piece in tribute to a truly spectacular athlete…..and even better person….Jesse Owens…..and since there have been many tributes to this American icon…..this one is just a little more special….cuz it’s from this lil ole Chiweenie sportsphile….which I am quite sure that I am the only one of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track Womens 100m – Evelyn Ashford & Alice Brown

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

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Mens Swimming 100m Freestyle – USA Rowdy Gaines

DOG ASIDE: Ambrose “Rowdy” Gaines, IV (born February 17, 1959) is an American former competition swimmer….U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member…. three-time Olympic gold medalist….and member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. He is currently the chief fundraiser for USA Swimming….as well as a swimming analyst for television networks ESPN and NBC….including coverage of…