Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Men’s Figure Skating – USSR Viktor Petrenko

DOG ASIDE: Viktor Vasyliovych Petrenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Васильович Петренко; born 27 June 1969) is a Ukrainian former competitive figure skater….who represented the Soviet Union….the Unified Team….and Ukraine during his career.  He is the 1992 Olympic Champion for the Unified Team at Albertville, CN.  Petrenko became the first flagbearer for Ukraine.  Petrenko currently lives in the…

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 – 1988 Calgary – Men’s Figure Skating – USA Brian Boitano

DOG ASIDE: Brian Anthony Boitano (born October 22, 1963) is an American figure skater from Sunnyvale, California.  He is the 1988 Olympic champion….the 1986 and 1988 World Champion….and the 1985–1988 U.S. National Champion.  He turned professional following the 1988 season. He returned to competition in 1993 and competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics….where he placed sixth. Going…

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Men’s Hockey – USA VS WGermany – 1st Period

DOG ASIDE:

With the Americans winning gold at the Lake Placid Winter Games in 1980….the expectations of each the Olympic team to follow were higher…and the same goes for the 1988 squad…..who in this video clip is playing a must win game against the West Germans….just to have a chance to get into medal contention.