Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Decathlete FRG Juergen Hingsen

DOG ASIDE: Jürgen Hingsen (born 25 January 1958) is a former West German decathlete….who won several medals at international championships and Olympic Games in the 1980’s….holding the decathlon world record in 1982….and again from 1983 to 1984….when his rivalry with British decathlete Daley Thompson….proved one of the most exciting in athletics during the 1980’s.  This 2…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – ROM Nadia Comanici & Coach Bela Karolyi

DOG ASIDE: Nadia Elena Comăneci (born November 12, 1961) is a former Romanian gymnast….winner of three gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal….who was the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastics event. She also won two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. She is…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Sprinter Evelyn Ashford

DOG ASIDE: Evelyn Ashford (born April 15, 1957 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American retired track and field athlete….and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic champion in the 100-meter dash….as she ran under the 11-second barrier over 30 times….becoming the first to run under 11 seconds in an Olympic Games.  As a 19-year-old, Ashford finished 5th in the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Graumans (Manns) Chinese Theater On Hollywood Boulevard

DOG ASIDE: TCL Chinese Theatre is a cinema palace on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California, United States. Originally known (and still commonly referred to) as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre….it was renamed Mann’s Chinese Theatre in 1973….as this name lasted until 2001….after which it reverted to its original name.…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profiles – GBR’s Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe & The Development of the USOC

DOG ASIDE: This video gives us a look at how the Brittish view the Olympics from a piece produced by the BBC (Brittish Broadcasting Corportation)…..and their ardent following of their two best 800m and 1500m runners….Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe…..both world class and world champions….which then morphs into an ABC Profile with Jim Lampley on how…

Olympics – 1980 Road To Moscow – Canoeist Angus Morrison & Kayaker Ann Turner

DOG ASIDE: Angus Gault Morrison (born March 11, 1952) is an American retired slalom and sprint canoeist….who competed in the 1970’s and 1980’s. He finished tenth in the C-1 slalom event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich….and four years later at the 1976 Montreal Games….Morrison was eliminated in the repechages of the C-1 500m…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Special – Road To Moscow – USA Pentathlete Jane Fredericks

DOG ASIDE: Jane Wardell Frederick (born April 7, 1952) is a former heptathlete from the United States….who set the first official world record in the women’s heptathlon….by gaining a total number of 6104 points on April 24, 1981 at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California.  Frederick had been one of the many 1980 USS…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Special – Road To Moscow – Australia Swimmer Tracy Wickham

DOG ASIDE: ABC did some wonderful profiles of many athletes who competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….as this video piece provides proof in the pudding….for it gives the viewer what it is like to compete on a world stage….and what it is like to be a big fish in a small pond….a world class…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Highlights With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: This video gives highlights of Tom Petronoff, Edwin Moses, Carl Lewis in track and field…..with women’s platform diving starting with the 8th dive of the competition….then highlights of the USA women’s volleyball…..and boxing brought to you by Howard Cosell with US boxers Meldrick Taylor and Pernell Whitaker….followed by women’s gymnastics with Jack Whitaker…