Figure Skating – 1982 – Special – A Night Of Stars – Starring Peggy Fleming

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1982 ABC Wide World of Sports program features A Night of Stars figure skating special live from Peking, China as hosted by Chris Schenkel and Peggy Fleming…..along with a clip of the Grand National Sumo Wrestling Championship from Nagano, Japan…..but since most of the program focuses on the figure skating exhibition A Night of Stars…..which showcases US…

Frisbee – 1979 – World Frisbee Disc Championships – Human + Canine Competitions – Rose Bowl

DOG ASIDE: In 1975, Irv Lander, Alex Stein and Eldon McIntire first organized a World Championship for flying-disc (Frisbee) catching dogs and their handlers….and as the event continued annually….Stein and his disc dog, Ashley Whippet, won the first three championships in 1975, 1976 and 1977.  McIntire was the owner of another disc dog named Hyper Hank….and since Lander worked…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Day 13 – Boxing + Wrestling + Baseball – Womens Volleyball + Basketball

DOG COMMENTARY: Day 13 of ABC Sports coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games starts off at the L A Sports Arena with Howard Cosell covering a quarterfinals lightweight bout between USA Pernell Whitaker verses West Germany’s Reiner Geis…..which Whitaker wins by a 5 – 0 unanimous decision.  This boxing match is followed by…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Day 9 – Track – Women’s 400m + 100m + Volleyball & Men’s 400m Hurdles

DOG COMMENTARY:  ABC Sports’ televised coverage of Day 9 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games took place on Sunday, August 5th…..as this portion of the day’s events leads off with Al Michaels, Wilma Rudolph and O J Simpson on the mikes at the Los Angeles Coliseum for track and field competition….as the first heat…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Day 9 – Womens – Volleyball USA Vs Peru + Gymnastics Indv Finals

DOG COMMENTARY:  This portion of ABC Sports coverage of Day 9 at the 1984 Los   Angeles Olympic Games took place on Sunday, August 5th….which began with the USA’s 400m hurdles gold medal winner, Edwin Moses, taking a victory lap after completing his winning race for his 105th straight victory in the 400m hurdles.  As Moses…

Martial Arts – 1978 – Special – The World Of Self Defense – Madison Square Garden

DOG COMMENTARY: Many styles of martial arts are practiced for self-defense or include self-defense techniques….as some styles train primarily for self-defense….while other martial or combat sports can be effectively applied for self-defense. Some martial arts train how to escape from a knife or gun situation….or how to break away from a punch….while others train how to attack. To provide…

Bobsled – 1985 – World 4 Man Bobsled Championships – Cervinia Italy – Part I

DOG ASIDE:  During the 1980’s, the bobsled teams from the Deutsches Democratic Republic (East Germany) ruled the competitions around the world….partly because their sleds were manufactured with a special aerodynamic material that made them faster than the rest of the world’s sleds….for which the world bobsled governing body would change the rules to make this…

Special – 1982 – Rock Climbing Yosemite Lost Arrow Spire – Ron Kauk + Jerry Moffatt

DOG ASIDE:    This ABC 1982 Wide World of Sports program features world renowned rock climbers…USA Ron Kauk and GBR Jerry Moffatt….as the achieve the 1st ever free climb of Yosemite National Park’s Lost Arrow Spire from base to tip in one push….which took 14 hours…..as ABC picks up the action as the climbers attack the steepest and most…