Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump Finals – USA’s Doug Nordquist & USA Dwight Stones

DOG ASIDE: Douglas (“Doug”) Nordquist is a retired male high jumper from the United States…..who competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics where he ended up in fifth place with a jump of 2.29 meters…and was the US track high jump champion in 1986 and 1988….placing second at the 1984 Olympic Trials behind distant cousin Dwight Stones. He competed…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 4 x 400m Relay Finals – USA Gold

DOG ASIDE: I don’t remember if I ever mentioned this….but I just love the track relay events….both men’s and women’s…..especially when it is the USA teams in the Olympic Games….cuz the red, white and blue are all over the Olympic history books….and this group of ladies in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics track women’s 4…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 400 m Hurdles – MAR Nawal El Moutawakel

DOG ASIDE: There are some stories in sports that just bring a smile to my face…..and the story on this video is one of those….every time I watch….I just smile and feel good….cuz for the first time in the history of the country of Morroco to compete in the Olympics…..they win a medal….and not just…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump – USA Dwight Stones

DOG ASIDE: Dwight Edwin Stones is an American television commentator….a two-time Olympic bronze medalist at 1972 Munich Olympics and 1976 Montreal Olympics….becoming the first athlete to both compete and serve as an announcer at the same Olympics. During his 16-year career…he was the world record holder three times in the men’s high jump….he won 19 national championships.. Since…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 4 x 100 m Relay Finals – USA Gold

DOG ASIDE: In the women’s 4 x 100 m relay in track and field at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..the USA team was heavily favored to win gold….with Alice Brown (2nd in the 100 m dash) running the 1st leg….followed by Jeanette Bolden (4th in the 100 m dash) running the 2nd leg…..then Chandra Cheeseborough…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 1500m Semifinals – USA Spivey & GBR Cram & GBR Ovett

DOG ASIDE: This 2nd semifinal heat of the men’s 1500 m run at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….featured 3 runners who could break the world record in the race…..GBR Steve Cram, GBR Steve Ovett and USA Jim Spivey…..as the race is brought to the viewer by ABC’s Al Micheals and Marty Liquori…..and since Liquori was…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Winning 1st Medal In Olympic History

DOG ASIDE: In this video….ABC’s Jim McKay presents a profile of athletes who have won the 1st ever medal in Olympics history for their country…..like Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco….when she won the women’s 400 m hurdles at the ’84 Olympics…..and Gabriel Tiacoh in the men’s 400 m dash in track and field….who won silver for…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 400m Finals – USA Alonzo Babers Gold

DOG ASIDE: Leading up to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….the track men’s 400 m dash had been mostly dominated by USA Antonio McKay throughout the year leading up to the ’84 Olympics…..having commented on many occasions, with a certain amount of arrogance, that he was the man to beat in the Games…..but as the competitors…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 4 x 400m Relay Finals – USA Gold

DOG ASIDE: The USA men’s 4 x 400 m relay…..1st leg Sunder Nix….2nd leg Ray Armstead….3rd leg Alonzo Babers….4th leg Antonio McKay….run away with the gold medal in Los Angeles in 1984 in a time of 2:57.92…..with the team from Great Britain of Kriss Akabusi, Todd Bennett, Phil Brown, Garry Cook win the silver medal…..and…