Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – The Missions Of California

DOG ASIDE: The Spanish missions in California comprise a series of 21 religious outposts….which were established by Catholic priests of the Franciscan order between 1769 and 1833….in order to expand Christianity among the Native Americans northwards into what is today the U.S. state of California. The missions were part of a major effort by the Spanish…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Equestrian Horse Show Jumping 2nd Round 10 Jump Course

DOG ASIDE: It is very interesting what goes into setting up a course of 10 fences for the 2nd round course at the Olympics Equestrian Show Jumping Competition….as ABC’s Bill Steinkraus and Chris Schenkel describe to the viewer prior to the start of the 2nd round jumps.  When you get to look at these jumps…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Volleyball – Mens Finals – USA VS Brazil & In Studio Player Interview

DOG ASIDE: This video starts off with a news report by ABC’s Kathleen Sullivan regarding a helicopter crash on the freeway near the Los Angeles Coliseum….just before the 1984 Olympics Closing Ceremony was to begin….then switches to ABC’s Frank Gifford….who brings the viewer highlights of the final game of the gold medal men’s volleyball match…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – 1972 Munich Marathon Gold Medalist Frank Shorter

DOG ASIDE: Frank Charles Shorter (born October 31, 1947) is an American former long-distance runner who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Munich Olympics….followed by the silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.  His Olympic successes, along with the achievements of other American runners, are credited with igniting the running boom…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Weightlifting – The Shortest Sport In Time On Field

DOG ASIDE: When a sport is considered by how long it takes to compete in order to win a competition….the sport that turns out to have less time on the field, court, mat, stage….whatever….is weightlifting…for this is a sport that is measured in very few actual minutes (less than three) that the athletes are actually…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Advertizement – Salute Al Oerter From 7 – 11 Stores

DOG COMMENTARY: The incredible Al Oerter….an athlete of the highest order…had many articles written about him and his achievements….had many video pieces done with Oerter as a featured athlete….but this rare piece of tribute to the “one-n-only” Al Oerter by 7-11 Stores….was only aired during ABC’s 16 day coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Womens Finals – USA VS Korea – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 USA Olympics Women’s Basketball Team was quite possibly the best team ever assembled for the American squad…..featuring certainly one of the very best women’s basketball player ever….Cheryl Miller….the sister of NBA Indiana Pacers Hall of Fame player Reggie Miller….along with a cast of great women’s college players including Ann Donovan, Theresa…

Olympics 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Billy Mills – 1968 Mens 10K Gold Medalist

DOG ASIDE: William Mervin “Billy” Mills, also known as Makata Taka Hela (born June 30, 1938)…is the second Native American (after Jim Thorpe) to win an Olympic gold medal….as he accomplished this feat in the 10,000 meter run (6.2 mi) at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics….becoming the only person from the Western hemisphere to win the…

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…