Olympics – 1988 – Seoul Games Special – Taekwondo Medal Ceremony – Gold USA Arlene Limas

DOG ASIDE: Arlene Limas (born February 9, 1966) is an American taekwondo practitioner and multiple international gold medalist….who is of Mexican and Polish descent….who graduated with honors from Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago….and received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from De Paul University in 1990.  Arlene Limas made history when she became the first American to win a gold medal at the…

NCAA Football – 1984 – ABC Keith Jackson – Texas Vs A&M Highlights + Coach Akers PostGame Speech

  DOG ASIDE: This video has legendary college football broadcaster Keith Jackson calling the highlights of the just finished the 1984 annual “Thanksgiving Battle For Texas Bragging Rights” between the arch rival Texas Longhorns Vs Texas Aggies….which when joined together in perfect harmony as Keith Jackson can do… makes this video well worth the watch.  Going into…

Special – 1986 – President Reagan Congratulates ABC Wide World Of Sports 25 Year Anniversary Show

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Wide World of Sports is an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3, 1998….primarily on Saturday afternoons….which was hosted by Jim McKay….with a succession of co-hosts beginning in 1987 ….as the title continued to be used for general sports programs on the network until 2006.  In…

Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Summer Games – Womens Discus Throw Finals – AUS Gael Martin

DOG ASIDE: Gael Patricia Mulhall-Martin (born 27 August 1956) is a former Australian athlete who competed in the shot put and in the discus throw at the Olympic level….and also had a career in power lifting….who was the daughter of footballer Ken Mulhall….an Australian rules footballer with the St Kilda Football Club. Gael Martin won the bronze medal in women’s shot put at the 1984 Los…

Olympics – 1980 – Lake Placid Games Ice Dancing – Jim McKay + Dick Buttons Discuss Lift Controversy

DOG ASIDE: Richard Totten “Dick” Button (born July 18, 1929) is an American former figure skater and skating analyst ….who is a two-time Olympic champion in 1948 and 1952….and five-time World champion from 1948 to 1952.  He is also the only non-European man to have become European champion.  Button is credited as having been the first skater to successfully land the double axel jump in competition in 1948….as…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Track + Field – Womens Shot Put Gold Medal Toss By FGR Claudia Losch

DOG ASIDE: Claudia Losch (born 10 January 1960) is a retired German shot putter….who won the gold medal in women’s shot put at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….as seen by her winning toss in this video herewith….then she went on to place 5th at the 1988 Calgary Olympic Games.  She is also the 1989 World Indoor Champion….three time European Indoor…

Track + Field – 1985 – 4th World Cup Special – Donna De Varona Interviews 200m Winner Kirk Baptiste

DOG ASIDE: Kirk Baptiste (born June 20, 1962) is a retired American track and field athlete…..who mainly competed in the 100m and 200m for the United States….as he did at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States….where he won the silver medal in the 200m with a time of 19.96 seconds. This was the first time anyone had broken…

MLB – 1986 – ABC Sports NLCS Mets Vs Astros Game 6 – Tim McCarver PostGame Interview Mets Manager Davey Johnson

DOG ASIDE: David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) is an American former professional baseball player and manager….who played for the Baltimore Orioles (1965–1972)….Atlanta Braves (1973–1975)….Yomiuri Giants (1975–1976)….Philadelphia Phillies (1977–1978)….and Chicago Cubs (1978)…..who also has managed the New York Mets (1984–1990)….Cincinnati Reds (1993–1995)….Orioles (1996–1997)….Los Angeles Dodgers (1999–2000)….and Washington Nationals (2011–2013).   Davey Johnson was the starting second baseman for the Orioles when they won four American League (AL) pennants and two World Series championships between 1965 and 1972…..as he made…

Music – 1986 – John Davies Of The Indianapolis Opera Company Sings Back Home In Indiana At The Start Of The Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: “(Back Home Again in) Indiana” is a song composed by James F. Hanley….with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald….that was published in January 1917. Although it is not the state song of Indiana….which is “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away”….it is perhaps the best-known song that pays tribute to the Hoosier state. Since 1946, “Back Home Again in Indiana”…