1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics Men’s 500m Speed Skating Finals With USA Eric Heiden

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Lake Placid Winter Olympics provided a champion speed skater of the highest order….who set a standard that may never be equaled again in the Olympic Games…..by winning a gold medal in every distance in the speed skating competition (5).  Sportscaster Keith Jackson interviews the incredible athlete after winning the 500m speed…

1984 L A Olympic Profile Of Mens Wrestling 70 Kg Gold Medal Winner USA Jeff Blatnick Cancer Survivor

DOG ASIDE: Jeffrey Carl “Jeff” Blatnick (July 26, 1957 – October 24, 2012) was an American super heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler and sports commentator. He won NCAA Division II heavyweight wrestling championships in 1978 and 1979….and won the Olympic gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling in 1984 after battling back from cancer.  After radiation therapy helped to…

High On Love With The Special Olympics

DOG ASIDE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver was an incredible woman of power and influence….which all paled by comparison to her heart and vision. In 1968, this woman of inspiration founded The Special Olympics. The Special Olympics  is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities….providing year-round training and competitions to more than 4.5…

1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics Highlights Of Eric Heiden Brought By Keith Jackson & Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: Eric Arthur Heiden (born June 14, 1958, in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American former long track speed skater and road cyclist who won all of the men’s speed skating races….and thus an unprecedented five individual gold medals…..and set four Olympic records and one world record at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games.  He was the most…

NBC’s SportsWorld On Ryan’s First 4 No Hitters & Humorous Interview Boxer Tex Cobb

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NBC’s Sports World was a weekend program that covered the whole spectrum of sports….much like ABC’s Wide World of Sports…and CBS’s Sports Saturday and Sports Sunday programs. In this clip….NBC covers MLB Nolan Ryan’s first 4 No Hitters….and then gives you a wonderfully humorous interview with Heavyweight Boxer Tex Cobb.

1979 World Synchronized Skating Champions USA Tai Babalonia & Randy Gardner

DOG ASIDE: The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships (WSSC) are the world championships for the sport of synchronized skating. Held since 2000….the World Synchronized Skating Championships is an annual event organized by the International Skating Union…..and attracts the most elite senior-level synchronized skating teams from around the world to compete for the World Championship. These competitions have…

NBC Pat O’Brien Profiles Career Of USA 400m Hurdles Star Edwin Moses

DOG ASIDE: Edwin Corley Moses (born August 31, 1955) is an American former track and field athlete….who won gold medals in the 400m hurdles at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Between 1977 and 1987….Moses won 107 consecutive finals (122 consecutive races) and set the world record in his event four times…..which means he…

1912 Stockholm Olympic Games With Mens Pentathlon & Decathlon Winner Jim Thorpe

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It is July 1912….King Gustav of Sweden officiates over the Opening Ceremony at the newly built Olympic Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden…the place when Native American Indian Jim Thorpe….would win the 5-event Pentathlon….and the 10-event Decathlon…a feat that has never been repeated since….as Thorpe proved he was the greatest athlete in the world.