Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Sailing & Yachting – Highlights – All Classes With Bill Fleming

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Bill Fleming covers the highlights of every class in the sailing and yachting competitions at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….including Windglider (Surfboard)….Finn, 470 and Flying Dutchman (Dinghy)….Tornado (Catamaran)….and the Star and Soling (Keelboats)….as the Americans posted the most successful team sailing competition in the history of Olympics sailing at the 1984 Los…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Synchronized Swimming Figures – USA Tracey Ruiz & CAN Sharon Hambrook

DOG ASIDE: Ester Williams and Donna de Varona bring the synchronized swimming figures competition….which also serves as the solo and duet scores for the entire competition. Featured in this video is USA Tracey Ruiz….who not only wins gold in the solo competition….but also in the duet competition with teammate Candy Costie…..as Ruiz is followed by…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Kayak – Womens 500 m Singles Semi-Finals – USA Shelia Conover

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Although this video sounds like it was recorded under water (sorry for the disfunction)…this semifinals heat featuring USA Shelia Conover, GBR Leslie Smithers and CAN Lucy Gay….it ends in a photo finish between the three kayaks….a heat that brought the crowd to it’s feet for the last 50 m….in a truly great race.

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Team Jumping – USA Melanie Smith

DOG ASIDE: Melanie Smith (born September 23, 1949) is an equestrian from the United States and Olympic champion…..as she won a gold medal in show jumping with the American team at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles….for her contribution to the US show jumping team gold is significantly depicted in this video as Melanie and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Team Jumping – USA Conrad Homfeld

DOG ASIDE: The gold medal in equestrian team jumping competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Games was won by the USA team of Joseph Fargis and Touch of Class….Conrad Homfeld and Abdullah…..as seen in this video….Leslie Howard and Albany…..and last by certainly not least…..Melanie Smith and Calypso….as this American team was a very talented group. This…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Team Jumping – SWI Heidi Robbiani

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Switzerland’s Heidi Robbiani won the bronze medal in the individual jumping competition…..competing in this video for the Swiss in the team jumping at the 1984 Los Angeles Games….as the Swiss eventually placed 5th in this competition…..while Robbiani was on Jessica V….an Irish sport horse chestnut mare.

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jumping Individual – MEX Tazzer & CAN Millar & FRA Durand

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Chris Schenkel brings us the coverage of the 2nd round in the equestrian show jumping individual competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..which leads off with Mexico’s Gerardo Tazzer on Magod….followed by CAN Ian Millar on Big Ben….and ends with France’s Pierre Durand on Jappeloup.  Horse show jumping is truly a beautiful sport….and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jumping Individual – Jump Off For Gold – USA Conrad Homfeld & USA Joe Fargis

DOG ASIDE: The equestrian show jumping solo competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was one of the closest competitions in Olympic history…..as three contestants participated in a jump-off for the bronze medal….with Swiss Heidi Robbiani winning bronze…..plus another jump-off for the gold and silver medals in the solo competition between two Americans…..Conrad Homfeld on…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Indv Jumping – FRA Frederic Cottier

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Frédéric Cottier (born 5 February 1954) is a French equestrian born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France….who competed for France in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics equestrian solo and team competition…..who won a bronze medal in equestrian show jumping at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea.