Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Show Jumping – FGR Paul Schockemohle On Deister

DOG ASIDE: Paul Schockemöhle (born March 22, 1945, in Mühlen, Oldenburg) is a former German showjumper….and is the brother of Alwin Schockemöhle….another leading German rider. He was three times European Champion on his best horse Deister….which he rode to a FGR team bronze at Los Angeles in 1984….having won a team silver at the 1976 Montreal…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Show Jumping – Great Britian & Spain

DOG ASIDE: The Equestrian Events at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics included Show Jumping, Dressage and Eventing…as all three disciplines had both individual and team competitions. The equestrian sports were held at Santa Anita Racetrack….which offered stabling for up to 2100 horses….a grandstand with almost 16000 seats….managed by experienced horsemen. However, this was the first time…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Flyweights – Paul Gonzales VS Jose Marcelino Bolivar

DOG ASIDE: Paul Garza Gonzales (born April 18, 1964 in Pecos, Texas) was a Mexican American boxer….who won the light flyweight gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics.  Gonzales was the winner of the Val Barker Trophy for Outstanding Boxer at those Games….after having won a silver medal the previous year at the 1983 Pan…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jumping – USA Joseph Fargis on Touch of Class

DOG ASIDE: Joseph Halpin Fargis IV (born April 2, 1948) is an American show jumping champion….who participated in the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles….where he won a gold medal in the individual jumping with the American-bred Thoroughbred bay mare named Touch of Class….also participating on the American winning team in the Team Jumping competition in Los…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Flywts – USA Steve McCrory VS MAW Peter Ayesu

DOG ASIDE: Steve McCrory (April 13, 1964 – August 1, 2000) was an American boxer….who won the Flyweight Gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics. A year earlier he won a bronze medal at the 1983 Pan American Games.  During the Los Angeles Olympics….McCrory had five fights on his way to winning the gold medal…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Gymnastics – Womens Vault – USA Tracee Talavera

DOG ASIDE: Tracee Ann Talavera (born September 1, 1966) is an American retired artistic gymnast of Mexican-American descent….who competed for the United States at the Olympics and World Championships…..who was the 1981 and 1982 U.S. National All-Around Champion….and a member of the silver medal-winning American team at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. She won the U.S. Olympic…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Interview – Kathleen Sullivan & Actor Tom Selleck

DOG ASIDE: Kathleen Sullivan (born May 17, 1953) is an American television journalist….who was hired as CNN anchor by former president Reese Schonfeld in 1980.  Her career has been involved in nearly every area of broadcasting….who for more than a decade was a news anchor….working at CNN, ABC News and CBS News…..and she was a blogger for The…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Track 800m – BRA Joaquim Cruz

DOG ASIDE: Joaquim Carvalho Cruz (born March 12, 1963 in Taguatinga, Distrito Federal) is a former Brazilian athlete….who won the men’s 800m dash at the 1984 Summer Olympics….as he is still today one of only five men to run the 800 m in less than 1:42 minutes. Cruz was born in Taguatinga, in Distrito Federal was the son…

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…