Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Equestrian Team Show Jumping & Boxing & Diving & Wrestling & Track 800m

DOG COMMENTARY:   As with every day’s telecast of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics….ABC Sports did an incredible job of covering each and every sport at each venue with the best assembled team of broadcasters ever put together for an Olympic Game….and the day covered in this video herewith is no exception.  This telecast…

Olympics – 1984 L A – Track Men’s 100m – Equestrian 3-Day Event – Swimming Mens 200m Ind Medley

DOG COMMENTARY: In this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….when it comes to Olympic broadcast coverage on television….the gold standard was set by ABC Sports….and the best job ever done by ABC Sports at the Olympics was at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.   I means, just consider the broadcast crew on this featured Olympic video…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Men’s Track Cycling Sprint Finals – USA Nelson Vails VS Mark Gorski

DOG ASIDE: The story of Nelson Vail’s ascent to stardom during the 1984 L A Games was an indication of just how brilliant and effective ABC Sports was at building potential Olympic heroes.  Nelson Beasley Vails (born October 13, 1960) is a retired road and track cyclist from the United States….who rode as a professional from 1988 to 1995 representing the USA…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens Cycling Sprint Finals & Mens Triple Jump & Equestrian Team Eventing

DOG COMMENTARY: This video covers events that took place in Day 2 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….featuring the men’s track cycling sprint finals with USA cyclists Mark Gorski and Nelson Vails in awesome head to head competition for the gold medal….followed by the track & field men’s triple jump with Americans Mike Conley,…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games – Closing Night – Highlights Of The Games – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY: I have sat at Bone Daddy’s side for 5 different Olympic Summer Games and 6 different Olympic Winter Games television telecasts….for we have watched dang near every moment of every telecast from early in the morning to late at night….cuz we just love the Olympics….plus we have posted an incredible amount of Olympic…

Boxing – 1984 – 6 Rnd Light Heavyweights – Evander Holyfield VS Lionel Byarm – Holyfield 1st Fight

DOG COMMENTARY: Throughout my life….I have listened to hundreds….maybe thousands….of Bone Daddy stories….for he is a ranconteur of the highest order….with many being founded during the experiences had while in the process of going to a sporting event. The stories from his trip to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics seem to stand out most….ist and…

Boxing – Middleweight Bout – Sugar Ray Leonard VS Kevin Howard

DOG COMMENTARY: In November 1979, Sugar Ray Leonard defeated a super great boxer of the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) in Wilfred Benitez to win his first title….which he held until he lost his first fight in June 1980 with Roberto Duran….another boxing legend during the golden age….a title which he regained in…

Boxing – WBA Welterweight Title – Champ Sugar Ray Leonard VS Dave Green

DOG COMMENTARY: Dave “Boy” Green is a former British welterweight boxing champion and businessman….boxing under the moniker as the “Fen Tiger”.  In his youth at Cromwell School he was into soccer and cross-country….but took up boxing in 1967 after joining the Chatteris Amateur Boxing Club….with his trainer Arthur Binder being the one who had taught Eric Boon,…

Boxing – WBA Welterweight Title – Champ Donald Curry vs Colin Jones

DOG COMMENTARY: Colin Jones was a Welsh boxer….who became the British, Commonwealth and European welterweight champion….who before turning professional had represented Great Britain at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada as the youngest British boxer to qualify for the Olympics….that is until Amir Khan appeared at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Jones was one of the hardest punching welterweights of…