Figure Skating – 1982 – Special – Peggy Fleming Performance Of A Butterfly Lovers Concerto In China

This video showcases one of America’s most elegant athletes to ever perform….figure skater Peggy Fleming…who was sent as an unofficial ambassador for the opening of US / China relationships…..and she chose to perform a Chinese written piece called The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto….which has since become a universally performed piece….and the people of China loved it….as…

Diving – 1979 – Special – World Belly Flop + Cannonball Championship – With Jim Lampley

One of the real characters of the World Bellyfop Championships Competition was a contestant named Butts Giraud….who was a Canadian entrepreneur, musician, author and a former professional football player and a professional wrestler in North America and England….whereas, we have video proof that Giraud’s greatest talent were displayed when he won the world belly-flop and cannonball championships in 1975,…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Kentucky Derby Trophy Presentation – Winner Ferdinand With Bill Shoemaker

Ferdinand (March 12, 1983 – 2002) was a Thoroughbred racehorse that won the 1986 Kentucky Derby and 1987 Breeders’ Cup Classic. He was voted the 1987 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. He entered stud in 1989 and was later sold to a breeding farm in Japan in 1994. At the age of 19, Bill Shoemaker was making so much money….as much as $2,500 each…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championship – Womens Floor Exercise Finals – USA Mary Lou Retton

The American Cup, formerly known as the AT&T American Cup through a sponsorship arrangement that ended in 2018….is an elite senior level international gymnastics competition that has been held in the United States since 1976….when it is usually held in March or February of each year….which In 2011, it became part of the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) Artistic Gymnastics…

Figure Skating – 1987 – European Pairs Championship Finals – URS Ekaterina Gordeeva + Sergei Grinkov

In August 1981, figure skaing coach Vladimir Zaharov paired the 11-year-old Katerina Gordeeva with the 15-year-old Sergei Grinkov…..when because Grinkov frequently missed practice….Coach Zaharov eventually insisted that Gordeeva pair with someone else….but she refused. Instead, the pair changed coaches….as Gordeeva and Grinkov won the 1985 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado…..and the following year they won the…

Daredevils – 1986 – ABC Special – Evil Knievel – The Master Of Daredevil Stunts – With Jim McKay

Daredevils are defined in Websters as “recklessly and often ostentatiously daring”….daredevil….noun…..Definition of daredevil is a recklessly bold person….and there was never a daredevil quite like Evil Knievel….I mean….even the name emits the definition of daredevil in real life….and what a daredevil he was….cuz he used the element of speed to accentuate his daredevil mantra….whether the speed came from…

Figure Skating – 1988 – Special – The Childhood Dream That Came True – Profile Of USA Brian Boitano

After viewing many interviews of many athletes, entertainers, musicians and comedians over the course of posting over 3000 videos (currently) here at ImaSportsphile….I have become keenly aware of the power of defined dreams and goals….along with the visualization of such dreams and goals.  An awesome example of this belief system concept was expressed by The Great…

Figure Skating – 1988 – World Championships Mens Free Skate Finals – CAN Brian Orser

DOG ASIDE:  Brian Ernest Orser (born 18 December 1961) is a Canadian former competitive and professional figure skater….who won silver medals at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and in the 1988 Seoul Olympics….1987 World champion….and an eight-time (1981–88) Canadian national champion.  At the 1988 Seoul Winter Olympics….the rivalry between Orser and American figure skater Brian Boitano….who were the two favorites to win…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special – The Story Of # 87 Steve Chassey As Told By His 8 Yr Old Son Blaine

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then I get a video to post that is truly a “human interest story”….and this video about Steve Chassey…..the driver of car # 87 in the 1987 Indy 500…..as told by his 8 year old son, Blaine….is truly one of those special type videos…..for you can see the pride in that…