Olympics – 1936 – ABCs Jim McKay Showcases USA Marjorie Gestring Winning Springboard Diving Gold

DOG ASIDE: Marjorie Gestring (November 18, 1922 – April 20, 1992) was a competitive springboard diver from the United States….who at the age of 13 years and 268 days old…..won the gold medal in 3-meter springboard diving at the 1936 Berlin Games….making her, at the time, the youngest person ever to win an Olympic gold medal….while still remaining the second-youngest winner. …

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Mens – 3m Diving + Boxing + Pole Vault + 200m Dash + Basketball Semis

DOG ASIDE: This Wednesday, August 8, 1984 ABC Sports telecast of Day 12 at the Los Angeles Olympics includes some of the outstanding athletes at these games including USA diver Greg Loughanis in the 3m springboard competition…..USA sprinter Carl Lewis in the men’s track 200m finals…..Great Britian’s Daley Thompson in the men’s decathlon competition…..France’s Pierre…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Boxing – Flywts & Lt Flywts & Super Flywts – Diving Men’s 3m

DOG ASIDE:     ABC’s afternoon telecast of Day 10 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games featured three (3) boxing matches….which were all called by legendary boxing commentator Howar Cosell…..with the 1st televised match being a flyweight bout between USA Steve McCrory vs. MAW Peter Ayesu….as McCrory would win this match by unanimous decision…

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 Games – Mens – 3m Diving & Boxing & Pole Vault & 200m Dash & Basketball Semis

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games were truly one of the best performances ever by the USA Olympic Team….and the coverage by ABC Sports was equal to the task of bringing the Games live and in color throughout the entire Olympics.   On this the 8th day of competition…..ABC leads off with…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Womens Platform Prelims – Dive 2 & 3 Round

DOG ASIDE: After the 1st round of dives in the preliminaries of the women’s platform diving competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….USA Michele Mitchell was in 1st….with Sweden’s Marianne Weinas in 2nd….then comes USA Wendy Wyland in 3rd….followed by China’s Zhou Jihong in 4th and Chen Xiaoxia in 5th….in what will turn into a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Men’s Platform Prelims – Dive 10 Round

DOG ASIDE: Each of the following divers placed in the top 10 in the men’s platform diving competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….so I thought I would give you a little background on each of them as follows: Albin Killat is a retired diver from Germany….who is best known for twice winning the gold medal…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Prelims – Dive 8 Round

DOG ASIDE: In this the 8th round of dives in the men’s 10 m platform diving competition of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….USA Greg Lougnis leads off with a front 3 1/2 somersault in pike which is absolutely a gorgeous dive…..as Louganis is followed by China’s Li Kongzheng….who is leading the competition going into the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Prelims – Dive 5 Round

DOG ASIDE: ABC diving commentators Cynthia Potter and Jack Whitaker provide a great deal of insight as to why from dive 5th to the 10th round of dives…..there is no degree of difficulty….so the divers can do as difficult a dive as they choose….to which USA Greg Louganis and CHN Li Hongping are doing the…