Olympics – 1972 Munich – Track – Mens 800m – USA Dave Wottle

DOG ASIDE: David “Dave” James Wottle (born August 7, 1950) is a retired American middle-distance track athlete.  He was the gold medalist in the 800 meter run at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.  Leading up to the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany….Wottle won the AAU 800 meter title before equaling the world record…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – USA Pernell “Sweatpea” Whitaker VS Reinir Gies WGermany – With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: In this video you get to watch a really good Olympic boxer at the 1984 L A Games……Pernell “Sweatpea” Whitaker…..as he fought West German Reinir Gies…..who didn’t have many boxing skills…..but was a pretty tough street fighter….not always clean if you know what I mean.  Anyway, just hearing Howard making the call for…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Horse Jumping – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY: Most folks don’t know this about me….but this lil ole Chiweenie dog finds herself laughing at how people with “their where with all”….have their places that they like to show off their wealth…..not all the time….but at the right time, for them….like the opera, the ballet, equestrian show jumping, Holywood red carpet, et…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Super Heavywt Boxing – Lennox Lewis VS Mohammad Yousuf

DOG ASIDE: Lennox Claudius Lewis (born 2 September 1965) is a retired boxer….and the last undisputed world heavyweight champion.  He holds dual British and Canadian citizenship….and as an amateur boxer he won a gold medal representing Canada at the 1988 Olympic Games after defeating future heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe in the final.  Lewis became undisputed champion…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Lightwt Boxing – KOR Yong Mo Heo VS PHI Efren Tabanas

DOG ASIDE: This boxing match at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the lightweight division between KOR Yong Mo Heo vs PHI Efren Tabanas is brought to you on the ABC Network….by none other than the famous sportscaster and boxing aficionado Howard Cosell….for there may have never been a more distinct voice and delivery than…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – USA Athletes Road To Moscow – Wall Jacenko & Bart Connor

DOG ASIDE: Bart Conner (born March 28, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former gymnast who, as a member of the gold medal-winning men’s gymnastics team at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games…..won an individual gold on the parallel bars.  Conner was also the 1979 World Champion on that apparatus….and robbed of his opportunity to…

1984 Olympics – Mens 100m Finals – Carl Lewis gold & Sam Graddy silver & Ben Johnson bronze

DOG ASIDE: Talk about a phenomenal Olympic men’s 100m dash finals win, place and show….the 1984 Los Angeles Games…..provided fans of races that feature “speed merchants” get to burn….something very special….a race featuring Carl Lewis, Sam Graddy and Ben Johnson……yeh, yeh….Usain Bolt has been awesome…..but for a line-up of three really great sprinters….not bad.  I…

1984 Olympics Mens Swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay Qualifying & Water Polo imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 US Olympic men’s swim team was incredibly powerful…..evidence by the members of the 4 x 100m medley relay members….Rick Carey of University of Texas fame….Steve Lungquist, Pablo Morales and Rowdy Gaines….whew, you talk about a line up….I am not so sure that this four might be the best 4 x 100m…

1984 Olympics – Men’s Sailing – 470 Class & Tornado Class & Flying Dutchman Class

DOG ASIDE: Sailing/Yachting is an Olympic sport starting from the Games of the 1st Olympiad (1896 Olympics in Athens, Greece). With the exception of 1904 and possibly 1916….sailing was always a part of the Olympic program. The Sailing program of 1984 consisted of a total of seven sailing classes (disciplines).  For each class seven races…