Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – Discus Throw

DOG ASIDE: The discus throw in the men’s decathlon at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was the 7th event of the 10 events in the competition….and going into the discus, GBR Daley Thompson was 109 points ahead of FGR Jurgen Hingsen in 2nd after 6 events…..while Thompson was 302 points ahead of FGR Wentz in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Synchronized Swimming – SUI Edith Boss & Karin Singer

DOG ASIDE: Edith Boss Karin Singer are former synchronized swimmers from Switzerland….who both competed in the women’s solo and the women’s duet competitions at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….where they came in 5th place in duet competition….and Singer placed 8th in solo competition…. while both competed in the 1988 Seoul Olympics in both the solo and duets….where…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Womens Platform Prelims – Dive 4 Round

DOG ASIDE: As the 4th round of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics women’s platform diving competition got under way….it was still difficult to figure out who was the “cream of the crop” in this competition…as the contestants were limited by the degree of difficulty during the first four rounds…..but beginning in the 5th round of…

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 – Gymnastics – Womens Rythmic Finals – CAN Lori Fung

DOG ASIDE: Lori Fung is a Canadian gymnastics coach and retired rhythmic gymnast….who won the gold medal in women’s rhythmic gymnastics all around at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….a time when Rhythmic Gymnastics was officially added as an Olympic Sport at the 1984 Olympic Games. The gymnasts from USSR and Bulgaria were favored to win in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Rhythmic Gymnastics Preliminaries

DOG ASIDE: For the first time since the 1956 Melbourne Olympics….there was a competition in Rhythmic Gymnastics….as in 1956 there was a team event with portable apparatus.  The only discipline of rhythmic gymnastics at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was the women’s all around…..in which Canada’s Lori Fung won the gold medal…..Romania’s Donia Stainculescu won…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Sailing – Highlights Finals – 470 Class & Tornado Class & Flying Dutchman

DOG ASIDE: The 470 was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1984 Summer Olympics program in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California….where seven races were scheduled with 56 sailors on 28 boats, from 28 nations competed…..with Spain’s Luis Doreste and Roberto Molina winning gold….USA Steven Benjamin and Chris Steinfeld winning silver…..and France’s Thierry…

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…