Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – High Jump – GBR Daley Thompson & FGR Jurgen Hingsen

DOG ASIDE: As the 1984 Olympic decathlon competition moves to the high jump phase….GBR Daley Thompson has a significant lead on FGR Jurgen Hingsen….as the high jump is one of Hingsen’s best disciplines in the decathlon….but the big German injures his foot while clearing a height of 6′ 8″…..putting a dark cloud on his ability…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Sailing – Yachting USA Robbie Haynes & Olympic Advertisers

DOG COMMENTARY: There is a distinct reason that from a financial standpoint….the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics were the most successful Olympics in the history of the Olympic Games…it simply made more money!…..and to this lil ole sportsphiles opinion….the man directly responsible for it’s success was USOC President Peter Ueberroth….and his brilliant guidance of Olympics into…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Sailing & Yachting – Highlights – All Classes With Bill Fleming

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Bill Fleming covers the highlights of every class in the sailing and yachting competitions at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….including Windglider (Surfboard)….Finn, 470 and Flying Dutchman (Dinghy)….Tornado (Catamaran)….and the Star and Soling (Keelboats)….as the Americans posted the most successful team sailing competition in the history of Olympics sailing at the 1984 Los…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Synchronized Swimming Figures – USA Tracey Ruiz & CAN Sharon Hambrook

DOG ASIDE: Ester Williams and Donna de Varona bring the synchronized swimming figures competition….which also serves as the solo and duet scores for the entire competition. Featured in this video is USA Tracey Ruiz….who not only wins gold in the solo competition….but also in the duet competition with teammate Candy Costie…..as Ruiz is followed by…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – News Brief – ABC Peter Jennings

DOG COMMENTARY: In this video clip of an ABC News Brief with Peter Jennings….the first piece of news is regarding the 1984 campaign for US President between Walter Mondale and Ronald Reagan….as Mondale accuses the President of “vodoo economics”….with the 2nd story being about unrest in Egypt and Saudi Arabia regarding attacks on ships in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Kayak – Womens 500 m Singles Semi-Finals – USA Shelia Conover

DOG ASIDE:

Although this video sounds like it was recorded under water (sorry for the disfunction)…this semifinals heat featuring USA Shelia Conover, GBR Leslie Smithers and CAN Lucy Gay….it ends in a photo finish between the three kayaks….a heat that brought the crowd to it’s feet for the last 50 m….in a truly great race.

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Fencing – Mens Team Epee – FRA Philippe Boisse VS FGR Volker Fischer

DOG COMMENTARY: In this men’s fencing team epee finals match at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles…Philippe Boisse of France verses Germany’s Volker Fischer…as the Frenchman Boisse had already the gold medal in Fencing men’s individual epee….and winning silver as a result of this video match….adding to the gold medal he won in the Team…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Team Jumping – USA Melanie Smith

DOG ASIDE: Melanie Smith (born September 23, 1949) is an equestrian from the United States and Olympic champion…..as she won a gold medal in show jumping with the American team at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles….for her contribution to the US show jumping team gold is significantly depicted in this video as Melanie and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Team Jumping – USA Conrad Homfeld

DOG ASIDE: The gold medal in equestrian team jumping competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Games was won by the USA team of Joseph Fargis and Touch of Class….Conrad Homfeld and Abdullah…..as seen in this video….Leslie Howard and Albany…..and last by certainly not least…..Melanie Smith and Calypso….as this American team was a very talented group. This…