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”…

Speed Boat Racing – 1987 – Emerald Cup Championship – Interview Of Miss Madison Spokesman Bob Hughes

DOG ASIDE: Miss Madison is an H1 Unlimited hydroplane….which is the only community-owned unlimited htdroplane in the world. It is based out of Madison, Indiana, a small town of 12,000 residents on the Ohio River which annually hosts the Madison Regatta…..which explains why Mr. Bob Hughes….the man interviewed in this video herewith…..is the spokesperson for the boat….and not the owner….cuz the town…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – Kathleen Sullivan Explores The $$$ Value Of Medals Won

DOG ASIDE: How much gold is in an Olympic gold medal?….as several of our visitors to our ImaSportsphile video museum have asked….well, we didn’t know the answer until this video herewith game up for posting. So, now we can truthfully answer that the gold medals awarded at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games had 6.5%…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Summer Games – Jim McKay Tells Story Of Family Ties Between US High Jumpers

DOG ASIDE: ABC Sports Olympics host Jim McKay tells the story of how USA High Jump Teammates \ Dwight Stones and Doug Nordquist were distant relatives…..and how Dwight Stones is the only Olympic athlete in history that competed in an event (track + field high jump)….while he was the ABC Sports Olympic High Jump Competition…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Equestrian 3 Day Eventing – Featuring FRA Pascal Marvillers On Gulliver 8

DOG ASIDE: The equestrian sports were held primarily at Santa Anita Racetrack….which offered stabling for up to 2100 horses….a grandstand with almost 16000 seats….and was managed by experienced horsemen….  however, this was the first time the individual jumping competition was not held in the Olympic Stadium immediately prior to the closing ceremonies….as was tradition….and instead was…

Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Summer Games Special – The Effects of SMOG In Los Angeles

DOG ASIDE: The word “smog” was coined in the early 20th century as a combination of the words smoke and fog to refer to smoky fog, its opacity, and odor….which was originally intended to refer to what was sometimes known as “pea soup fog”….which had been a familiar and serious problem in London from the 19th century to the mid-20th century. This kind…