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 7 Round

DOG ASIDE: The 7th round of the preliminary dives of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics men’s 10 m platform diving competition starts off with Li Kongzheng of China….who is leading the prelims after 6 dives….performing an inward 3 1/2 somersault in the pike position….which has a degree of difficulty of 3.4…..then comes Japan’s Masashi Nakashima…

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…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Synchronized Swimming Duet – FRA Pascale Besson & Muriel Hermine

DOG ASIDE: Featured in this video is the French synchronized swimming duet of Pascale Besson and Muriel Hermine at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….as this team from France place 7th in the finals of the duet competition.  Muriel Hermine also captured 7th place in the solo in Los Angeles…..then competed in the 1988 Seoul Olympics…

Olympics 1984 Los Angeles Synchronized Swimming HOL Catrien Eijken & Marijke Engelen

DOG ASIDE: Although this video sounds like it was recorded under water…..ABC’s Ester Williams and Donna de Varona provided wonderful color commentary about the sport of synchronized swimming and how it is judged….as this video is the duet routine of Catrien Eijken and Marijke Engelen of the Netherlands (Holland). Both Catrien and Marijke competed in both the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens 3m Springboard Finals – Dive 1 Round

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Jack Whitaker and Cynthia Potter bring the viewer the 1st dive round of the finals competition of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics men’s 3 m springboard diving….an event that featured the following twelve finalists…..FIN Juha Ovaskainen, FRG Dieter Doerr, MEX Jorge Mondragon, AUS Steve Foley, FRG Albin Killat, MEX Carlos Giron, ITA…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens 3 m Springboard Finals – Dive 2 Round

DOG ASIDE: This video starts out with the one and only….Greg Louganis….with his 2nd of 11 rounds of dives in the 1984 Los Angles Olympics Men’s 3 m Springboard Diving competition….as ABC’s color commentator says of the dive that “Louganis just seems like he is suspended in air”….now, I know I am a dog….but a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing- Heavywt Gold Fight – USA Tyrell Biggs VS ITA Francesco Damiani

DOG ASIDE: Francesco Damiani is an Italian former professional boxer….who as an amateur won a silver medal in the super heavyweight division at both the 1982 World Amateur Boxing Championships and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….after losing the gold medal fight to USA Tyrell Biggs.  He was the first WBO heavyweight champion….also holding the European heavyweight title. Damiani began his…