Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Closing Ceremony – IOC Lord Killanin & Finale

DOG ASIDE: The closing of every the 13th Winter Olympics was a happy experience….which left a hole in the hearts of all of those who participated….and all of those who watched…..leaving memories that will last a lifetime…..as no HUMAN who watched the Lake Placid Winter Games will ever forget these highlights of the Games: The…

Olympics – 1976 Montreal – Men’s Decathlon – USA Bruce Jenner

DOG ASIDE: The Men’s decathlon competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, was held at the Olympic Stadium on 29–30 July. The decathlon consists of ten track and field events, with a points system that awards higher scores for better results in each of the ten components. The athletes all compete in one…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Closing Ceremony – Host Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: For every Sportsphile out there in the world….the Closing Ceremony telecast for any Olympic Games is a bit of a sad day….cuz the Olympics are over….and the Olympic fans won’t get to view another for four years…..and the wait seems to be endless….but the Closing Ceremony for the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Figure Skating & Ice Dancing

DOG ASIDE: Ice dancing is a discipline of figure skating that draws from ballroom dancing….as it joined the World Figure Skating Championships in 1952….and became a Winter Olympic Games medal sport in 1976.  As in pair skating, dancers compete as a couple consisting of a man and a woman.  Ice dance differs from pair skating…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Figure Skating Special – John Curry & Dorothy Hamill Return To Olympics

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Jim McKay brings the viewer of this video clip a blast from the past in Olympic Figure Skating at the 1980 Lake Placid Games…. as past Olympic Champions John Curry and Dorothy Hamill return to the ice at the Olympics to perform a special added attraction at the Lake Placid Games.  I…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Highlights – USA Hockey At The Olympics – All Games

DOG COMMENTARY: This video is definitely one of my favorites….for sure on the top ten list out of thousands of videos ….as it gives a game by game highlight coverage of each and every game the USA Hockey Team played at the Lake Placid Games ….all the way to Finland in the finals….cuz I love…

Special – 1979 US Sky Diving Championship – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: The current FAI world record for largest free-fall formation is a 400-way….set on February 8, 2006 in Udon Thani, Thailand by World Team….as it was held for 4.25 seconds. They used five C-130 Hercules airplanes….exiting from an altitude of 25,000 feet. In April 2013 The World Team tried to break the record for…

Special – 1979 US Sky Diving Championship – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: Formation skydiving is a skydiving event where multiple skydivers attach themselves to one another by grabbing each other’s limbs or by the use of “grippers” on their jumpsuit while free falling through the sky. The goal of this skydiving program is to build a formation of multiple divers arranged in a geometric pattern.…

ABC Special – Jim McKay Hosts The Decade Of The 1970s

DOG ASIDE: The sports stars in the decade of the 1970’s were brightly illuminated by the development of sports programming on television. In this video, two of my all time favorite sportscasters….Jim McKay and Howard Cosell….bring highlights of some awesome athletes and athletic events during the decade….like the KC Chiefs of the AFL beating the…