Olympics – 1988 – Seoul Games Special – Taekwondo Medal Ceremony – Gold USA Arlene Limas

DOG ASIDE: Arlene Limas (born February 9, 1966) is an American taekwondo practitioner and multiple international gold medalist….who is of Mexican and Polish descent….who graduated with honors from Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago….and received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from De Paul University in 1990.  Arlene Limas made history when she became the first American to win a gold medal at the…

Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Summer Games – Womens Discus Throw Finals – AUS Gael Martin

DOG ASIDE: Gael Patricia Mulhall-Martin (born 27 August 1956) is a former Australian athlete who competed in the shot put and in the discus throw at the Olympic level….and also had a career in power lifting….who was the daughter of footballer Ken Mulhall….an Australian rules footballer with the St Kilda Football Club. Gael Martin won the bronze medal in women’s shot put at the 1984 Los…

Olympics – 1980 – Lake Placid Games Ice Dancing – Jim McKay + Dick Buttons Discuss Lift Controversy

DOG ASIDE: Richard Totten “Dick” Button (born July 18, 1929) is an American former figure skater and skating analyst ….who is a two-time Olympic champion in 1948 and 1952….and five-time World champion from 1948 to 1952.  He is also the only non-European man to have become European champion.  Button is credited as having been the first skater to successfully land the double axel jump in competition in 1948….as…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Track + Field – Womens Shot Put Gold Medal Toss By FGR Claudia Losch

DOG ASIDE: Claudia Losch (born 10 January 1960) is a retired German shot putter….who won the gold medal in women’s shot put at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….as seen by her winning toss in this video herewith….then she went on to place 5th at the 1988 Calgary Olympic Games.  She is also the 1989 World Indoor Champion….three time European Indoor…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – Kathleen Sullivan Explores The $$$ Value Of Medals Won

DOG ASIDE: How much gold is in an Olympic gold medal?….as several of our visitors to our ImaSportsphile video museum have asked….well, we didn’t know the answer until this video herewith game up for posting. So, now we can truthfully answer that the gold medals awarded at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games had 6.5%…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Summer Games – Jim McKay Tells Story Of Family Ties Between US High Jumpers

DOG ASIDE: ABC Sports Olympics host Jim McKay tells the story of how USA High Jump Teammates \ Dwight Stones and Doug Nordquist were distant relatives…..and how Dwight Stones is the only Olympic athlete in history that competed in an event (track + field high jump)….while he was the ABC Sports Olympic High Jump Competition…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Equestrian 3 Day Eventing – Featuring FRA Pascal Marvillers On Gulliver 8

DOG ASIDE: The equestrian sports were held primarily at Santa Anita Racetrack….which offered stabling for up to 2100 horses….a grandstand with almost 16000 seats….and was managed by experienced horsemen….  however, this was the first time the individual jumping competition was not held in the Olympic Stadium immediately prior to the closing ceremonies….as was tradition….and instead was…

Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Summer Games Special – The Effects of SMOG In Los Angeles

DOG ASIDE: The word “smog” was coined in the early 20th century as a combination of the words smoke and fog to refer to smoky fog, its opacity, and odor….which was originally intended to refer to what was sometimes known as “pea soup fog”….which had been a familiar and serious problem in London from the 19th century to the mid-20th century. This kind…

Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Games – Mens Discus Throw Qualifying – USA Mac Wilkins – With Al Michaels

DOG ASIDE:   Mac Wilkins competed for the United States in the 1976 the Montreal Summer Games in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the discus throw where he won the gold medal with a distance of 221′ 5″ to defeat Wolfgang Schmidt of East Germany by four feet….then Wilkins qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team but did not compete due to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott….after…