Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship Ice Dance Competition – Gold Bestemianova + Bukin

DOG COMMENTARY:  This CBS Sports presentation of the 1986 World Championship Ice Dance Competition is brought to you by hosts John Tesh and Scott Hamilton….which showcases certainly the best Russian ice dance pair of all time…..Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin…..who certainly are on the top of the heap with folks like Britian’s Jayne Torvil +…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Women’s World Championship – WGER Claudia Leistner + USSR Kira Ivanova

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1986 Women’s World Championship figure skating competition is brought by CBS Sports with hosts Tim Ryan and Scott Hamilton….but what’s most interesting about this video is that the voice of the narrator on the GDR Katarina Witt and USA Debi Thomas piece sounded like the elegant and eloquent voice of ABC’s legendary Jim…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – IRE Tony Roche + ESP Pedro Delgado + FRA Jean-Francois Bernard

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 Tour de France was the 74th edition of the race….while taking place from July 1st to 26th….and  consisted of 25 stages over 4,231 km (2,629 mi)….which provided the closest three-way finish in the Tour until the 2007 Tour de France….and was won by Stephen Roche….the first and so far only Irishman to do so….as the winner of…

Other Sports – Dog Sledding – 1985 – The Ididarod Challenge – Libby Riddles With Axle + Dugan

DOG COMMENTARY: The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual long-distance sled dog race run in early March from Anchorage to Nome….entirely within the US State of Alaska….whereby mushers and a team of 16 sled dogs….of which at least 5 must be on the towline at the finish line…..while covering the distance of 566 kilometers (346 miles) in 8–15 days or more. The Iditarod began…

Golf – 1984 + 1995 – Special Highlights – Ben Crenshaw Masters Championships

DOG COMMENTARY: As I have said on many occasions….every now and then a really special video rolls up in the queue to be posted that brings back awesome memories of days gone by….and this  to those of us responsible for this ImaSportsphile site….and this is one of those….cuz this one is not only special because…

Cycling – 1985 – Tour De France – Bernard Hinault + Greg LeMond + Stephen Roche

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Tour de France was the 72nd Tour de France….which took place from June 28th to July 21st  over 4,109 km (2,553 mi) in 22 stages and a prologue….as France’s Bernard Hinault would attempt to equal the records of Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx….who had each won the Tour de France five times….for Hinault was unable to compete due to tendinitis in 1983….while finishing 2nd to Laurent…

Figure Skating – 1987 – World Figure Skating Championship – Host Tim Ryan

DOG ASIDE: The 1987 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 10 – 15….as medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.  In men’s singles, Brian Orser of Canada won gold….USA Brian Boitano captured the silver medal…..and Alexander Fadeev of the USSR garnered the bronze medal……whereas in the ladies singles….East Germany Katarina Witt captured the…

Boxing – 1987 – 12 Round USBA Junior Middleweight Title Fight – Donald Curry Vs Tony Montgomery

DOG ASIDE: Donald Curry is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 1991, and in 1997…. who held the undisputed welterweight title from 1985 to 1986….the WBC super welterweight title from 1988 to 1989….and challenged once for the IBF and lineal middleweight titles in 1990. After losing to Honeyghan, Curry moved up to the light middleweight division…when he defeated Tony Montgomery to win the USBA…

Golf – 1986 – Masters Tournament – Final Round – Hosts Brent Musburger + Tom Weiskoff

DOG COMMENTARY: This final round of the 1986 Masters Tournament….which was the 50th Masters Tournament….was held April 10–13 at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia…..as this day started out with Bernhard Langer and Greg Norman being tied for the lead at -6…..and it remained pretty much the same through the first 6 holes…..but by the 8th hole….Jack Nicklaus had begun…