Boxing – Heavyweight Champions – Muhammad Ali – ABC Tribute To The Greatest

DOG COMMENTARY: Thanks to ABC’s lead boxing commentator Howard Cosell….they held a very valuable position in regards to their rights to cover Muhammad Ali fights and events….cuz these two men built their truly legendary careers by the very respectful relationship that they built between each other…..as Ali let Cosell see more and more of the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Grecco Roman Wrestler Jeff Blatnick

DOG COMMENTARY: The Men’s Greco-Roman +100 kg at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was part of the wrestling program were held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA……featuring the gold medal winner USA Jeff Blatnick….then  silver medalist Refik Memisevic of Yugoslavia….and the bronze winner was Romanian Victor Dolipschi…..but the real story of this video is the ABC…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – China High Jumper Zhu Jianhua

DOG ASIDE: At this point in the men’s high jump competition….there were 9 remaining competitors at the ’84 Olympics….CHN Liu Yunpeng, USA Dwight Stones, SWE Patrik Sjoberg, FIN Erkki Niemi, CHN Cai Shu, CAN Milt Ottey, CHN Zhu Jianhua (world record holder), USA Doug Nordquist and FGR Deiter Doegenburg….as the bar was at 7′ 4…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Winning 1st Medal In Olympic History

DOG ASIDE: In this video….ABC’s Jim McKay presents a profile of athletes who have won the 1st ever medal in Olympics history for their country…..like Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco….when she won the women’s 400 m hurdles at the ’84 Olympics…..and Gabriel Tiacoh in the men’s 400 m dash in track and field….who won silver for…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Wayman Tisdale

DOG ASIDE: Wayman Lawrence Tisdale was an American professional basketball player in the NBA….and a smooth jazz bass guitarist….who was a three-time All American at the University of Oklahoma….and he was elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.   As a college player at the University of Oklahoma from 1982 to 1985….he was a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Miler Steve Scott

DOG ASIDE: Steve Scott is an American male track and field athlete….who is considered by some….to be one of the greatest mile runners in American history. The silver medalist in the 1500 meters at the inaugural IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki in 1983….Scott owns the U.S. indoor record in the 2000 meters (4:58.6-1981).  He…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Henry Marsh – Steeple Chase

DOG ASIDE: Henry Dinwoodey Marsh is a retired runner from the United States….who made four U.S. Olympic teams….1976 Montreal Olympics, 1980 Moscow Olympics (boycotted by USA), 1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul Olympics….when entering the men’s track 3000 meter steeplechase event during the 1984 Olympics…Marsh was ranked #2 in the world. On race day for…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Carl Lewis

DOG ASIDE: At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles….Carl Lewis was entered into four events with realistic prospects of winning each of them….and thereby matching the achievement of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Lewis started his quest to match Owens with a convincing win in the 100 m, running 9.99 s to defeat…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Track – Relays & Passing The Baton

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In this ABC Olympics profile…..O J Simpson gives the viewer a learning lesson on the skill of properly passing the baton in a relay race….providing a good understanding why so many relay races are won and lost….just by mastering or not mastering the skill of passing the baton.