Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens 3 m Springboard Finals – Dive 2 Round

DOG ASIDE: This video starts out with the one and only….Greg Louganis….with his 2nd of 11 rounds of dives in the 1984 Los Angles Olympics Men’s 3 m Springboard Diving competition….as ABC’s color commentator says of the dive that “Louganis just seems like he is suspended in air”….now, I know I am a dog….but a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing- Heavywt Gold Fight – USA Tyrell Biggs VS ITA Francesco Damiani

DOG ASIDE: Francesco Damiani is an Italian former professional boxer….who as an amateur won a silver medal in the super heavyweight division at both the 1982 World Amateur Boxing Championships and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….after losing the gold medal fight to USA Tyrell Biggs.  He was the first WBO heavyweight champion….also holding the European heavyweight title. Damiani began his…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Welterwts – USA Jerry Page VS THA Dhawee Umponmaha

DOG ASIDE: Jerry Louis Page was an American boxer….who won the light welterweight gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….who also a year earlier won a silver medal at the 1983 Pan American Games. His path to gold in the ’84 Games came as follows….a 1st round bye….followed by a defeat of Helmut Gertel…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Middlewts – USA Virgil Hill VS ALG Mohamed Zaoui

DOG ASIDE: Although this video sounds like it was recorded under water….this middleweight fight between USA Virgil Hill vs ALG Mohamed Zaoui is a good fight….as Hill really takes it to the Algerian fighter on his way to winning the gold medal in the middleweight division of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics boxing competition. Also,…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Middlewts – USA Frank Tate VS CAN Shawn O’Sullivan

DOG ASIDE: This video is the gold medal fight between USA Frank Tate and CAN Shawn O’Sullivan….which was brought to the viewer by the one and only….Howaaaad Cosell. Frank Tate was an American boxer….who was the 1983 National Golden Gloves light middleweight champion…..becoming the Light Middleweight Gold medal winner at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….even…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Light Welterwts – USA Jerry Page VS YUG Mirko Puzovic

DOG ASIDE: This video begins with ABC’s Howard Cosell bringing the light welterweight boxing match between the USA’s Jerry Page vs Yugoslavia’s Mirko Puzovic. Puzovic was a veteran amateur….having had 300 fights with only 25 losses….as his opponent USA Jerry Page was almost 8 years younger. This was an exciting fight….and having it brought to…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Wayman Tisdale

DOG ASIDE: Wayman Lawrence Tisdale was an American professional basketball player in the NBA….and a smooth jazz bass guitarist….who was a three-time All American at the University of Oklahoma….and he was elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.   As a college player at the University of Oklahoma from 1982 to 1985….he was a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Miler Steve Scott

DOG ASIDE: Steve Scott is an American male track and field athlete….who is considered by some….to be one of the greatest mile runners in American history. The silver medalist in the 1500 meters at the inaugural IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki in 1983….Scott owns the U.S. indoor record in the 2000 meters (4:58.6-1981).  He…