DOG ASIDE: James “Jim” Ray Hines (born September 10, 1946) is a retired American track and field athlete….who held the 100 m world record for 15 years….as he was the first sprinter to officially break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters with fully automatic timing….running an electronically timed 9.95 to win the 1968 Olympics…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Introduction To Day 13 With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: Day 13 on ABC at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games opens with Jim McKay as he sets the stage for the upcoming events to be covered…..as he passes the introduction of the day to Al Michaels at the Los Angeles Coliseum for the days events in track and field….followed by Jack Whitaker…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Introduction To Day 12 With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: This video clip is ABC’s introduction to day 12 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games with host Jim McKay…..as he pans to Bob Beattie who will be covering the women’s volleyball finals between the USA vs Chine…..then to Jack Whitaker at the Olympic Swim Center who will be covering the preliminaries of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – 1976 Gold Medal Diver Phil Boggs

DOG ASIDE: Phillip (“Phil”) George Boggs (December 29, 1949 – July 4, 1990) was a diver and Olympic gold medalist from the United States….who he won the 3 m springboard event at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.  Boggs was born in Akron, Ohio….graduated from Firestone High School in 1967….then he graduated from Florida State University in 1971….and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Actor Ben Cross – Chariots Of Fire

DOG ASIDE: Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film….that tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Paris Olympics….as Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God…while Harold Abrahams, an English Jew runs to overcome prejudice….played by Ben Cross who is profiled and interviewed by ABC’s…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – China Diver Chen Xiaoxia

DOG ASIDE: Chen Xiaoxia is a former female Chinese diver….who was born in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China. She started diving training in 1973….and was recruited into Guangdong provincial team in the next year….where in 1976 she won a 2nd place in national competition….and was admitted into Chinese national team in the following year….then Chen competed at…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Dr Judith Stiehm & Donna de Varona On Title 9

DOG ASIDE: Donna Elizabeth de Varona is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, former world record-holder, and television sportscaster….who in 1960 at age 13 qualified for her first U.S. Olympic swimming team….as she already held the world record in the 400-meter individual medley….her signature event….but the event would not be added to the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Weightlifting – Clean & Jerk – USA Mario Martinez & AUS Dean Lukin

DOG ASIDE: Mario Alvarez Martinez (born July 6, 1957 in Salinas, California) was an Olympic weightlifter for the United States….whose lifting career in Olympic weightlifting lasted for over 23 years. Throughout his career….he earned himself 10 national championships….3 Olympics including a silver medal (at the 1984 Los Angeles Games) and a 4th-place finish….3 Pan Am medals….on…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – USA Meldrick Taylor VS VEN Omar Catari Peraza

DOG ASIDE: Meldrick Taylor (born October 19, 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former Olympic gold medalist and world boxing champion in two weight classes….as Taylor is one of many boxing champions hailing from the city of Philadelphia learned his craft in the gyms of his hometown….posting a 99-4 record as an amateur fighter.  In 1984,…