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…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Day 11 – Boxing + Womens Basketball Finals – USA VS Korea – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Day 11 coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics continued with this 40 minute program window that featured Howard Cosell at the L A Sports Arena calling the 4th round light flyweight match between USA Paul Gonzales vs GBR John Lyon….as Gonzales continued on his path to winning the gold medal in the…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Day 11 – Boxing – Flywts + Lt Flywts + Lightwts & Diving Mens 3m

DOG COMMENTARY:  As ABC Sports enters Day 11 of their 1984 Los Angeles Olympics telecast….they focus most of their early window of coverage for the day on boxing at the Los Angeles Sports Arena…. with boxing broadcast legend Howard Cosell at the mike for three featured bouts throughout the day….as 1st up is a 3rd…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Day 13 – Boxing + Wrestling + Baseball – Womens Volleyball + Basketball

DOG COMMENTARY: Day 13 of ABC Sports coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games starts off at the L A Sports Arena with Howard Cosell covering a quarterfinals lightweight bout between USA Pernell Whitaker verses West Germany’s Reiner Geis…..which Whitaker wins by a 5 – 0 unanimous decision.  This boxing match is followed by…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Day 9 – Track – Women’s 400m + 100m + Volleyball & Men’s 400m Hurdles

DOG COMMENTARY:  ABC Sports’ televised coverage of Day 9 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games took place on Sunday, August 5th…..as this portion of the day’s events leads off with Al Michaels, Wilma Rudolph and O J Simpson on the mikes at the Los Angeles Coliseum for track and field competition….as the first heat…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Day 9 – Womens – Volleyball USA Vs Peru + Gymnastics Indv Finals

DOG COMMENTARY:  This portion of ABC Sports coverage of Day 9 at the 1984 Los   Angeles Olympic Games took place on Sunday, August 5th….which began with the USA’s 400m hurdles gold medal winner, Edwin Moses, taking a victory lap after completing his winning race for his 105th straight victory in the 400m hurdles.  As Moses…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Swim Men’s 200m Ind Med & Womens 200m butterfly -Track Womens 800m

DOG COMMENTARY: Day 8 coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics by ABC Sports starts off with Jim Lampley, Donna de Varona and Mark Spitz on the mikes at the Olympic Swim Center showcasing Canada’s Alex Baumann and USA’s Pablo Morales in the finals of the men’s 200m individual medley race…..which is followed by an…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian Team Show Jump + Boxing + Diving + Wrestling + Track 800m

DOG COMMENTARY: Day 11 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics took place on Tuesday, August 7th….as ABC’s coverage in this daytime 3 hour block of coverage featured the Equestrian Team Show Jumping preliminary round….with Team USA featuring Joe Fargis on Touch of Class….Conrad Homefeld on Abdulla ….Melanie Smith on Calypso…..and Leslie Howard on Albany…..as this eventual gold medal winning team…