Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Heavywts – USA Henry Tillman VS TON Tevita Taufouu

DOG ASIDE: Henry Durand Tillman (born August 1, 1960) is an American former boxer…..who twice defeated Mike Tyson as an amateurs….winning both bouts via close decisions. Tillman went on to win heavyweight gold at the Los Angeles Olympics against highly touted Canadian boxer Willie de Wit Tillman turned pro in 1984 as a cruiser weight and had…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Middlewts – USA Frank Tate VS ZAM Chris Kapopo

DOG ASIDE: Frank Tate (born August 27, 1964 in Detroit, MI) was an American boxer….who was the 1983 National Golden Gloves light middleweight champion….also winning the Light Middleweight gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics….even though he had standing eight-counts administered to him twice in the second round of the gold medal bout against Canadian fighter…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Welterwts – KOR Dong Kil Kim VS USA Jerry Page

DOG ASIDE: Jerry Louis Page (born January 15, 1961 in Columbus, Ohio) was an American boxer…..who won the light welterweight gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..who had a year earlier won a silver medal at the 1983 Pan American Games.  His road to 1984 Olympic gold was as follows…..where he 1st defeated Helmut…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Discus Throw – USA Mac Wilkens – 1st Throw

DOG ASIDE: Mac Maurice Wilkins (born November 15, 1950) is an American athlete….who competed mainly in the discus throw. Wilkins competed for the United States in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada in the discus throw….where he won the gold medal with a distance of 221′ 5″ to defeat Wolfgang Schmidt of East Germany by four…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Finals – 6th Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: USA Greg Louganis ran away with both gold medals in the men’s 3 m springboard and the men’s 10 m platform diving competitions at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….but there was a serious “dive-for-dive” contest going on for the silver medal in platform diving…..as USA Bruce Kimball and CHN Li Hongzheng were attacking…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Finals – 8th Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: Albin Killat (born January 1, 1961 in Munich, Bayern) is a retired diver from Germany….who is best known for twice winning the gold medal in the men’s 3m springboard event at the European Championships (1987 and 1991).  Killat represented West Germany in two consecutive Summer Olympics…starting in 1984 (Los Angeles, California). He ended…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform – Final Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: The men’s platform diving competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was basically over by the time the competition started….cuz USA Greg Louganis was simply “head and shoulders” better than the rest of the competition in the field…..having won the preliminary round by 88 points over CHN Li Konzheng, Chan Tong Hui and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley

DOG ASIDE: Thomas J. “Tom” Bradley (December 29, 1917 – September 29, 1998) was the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles….serving from 1973 to 1993….as he was the only African-American mayor of that city….and his 20 years in office mark the longest tenure by any mayor in the city’s history. His 1973 election made him the second…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Photography At The Olympics

DOG ASIDE: If it were not for the sports photographers….sports fans all over the world would have a big void in their mental portfolio of great moments in sports….and this ABC profile of photography at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….provides the viewer with a very good understanding of how the Olympics athletes deal with…