Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Synchronized Swimming Duet – MEX Claudia Novelo & Pilar Ramirez

DOG ASIDE: This particular video features the Mexican synchronized swimming duet of Claudia Novelo and Pilar Ramirez Laguna….who competed in the finals of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics synchronized swimming duet competition…..finishing 8th in the final tally at the Olympics.  This duet also participated in the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela….claiming the bronze…

Olympics 1984 Los Angeles Synchronized Swimming HOL Catrien Eijken & Marijke Engelen

DOG ASIDE: Although this video sounds like it was recorded under water…..ABC’s Ester Williams and Donna de Varona provided wonderful color commentary about the sport of synchronized swimming and how it is judged….as this video is the duet routine of Catrien Eijken and Marijke Engelen of the Netherlands (Holland). Both Catrien and Marijke competed in both the…

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 – Basketball – Mens Medal Ceremony – USA Gold

DOG COMMENTARY: This video starts off with ABC late night host broadcasters Jim Lampley and Donna de Varona bringing the night’s final overview of what happened on this day….and what to look forward too on the next day at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….but the real joy for this lil ole chiweenie sportsphile on this…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Synchronized Swimming & Ester Williams

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Donna de Varona and Ester Williams bring the 3rd and final phase of the finals in the synchronized swimming competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….as the viewer gets a look at highlights of Ester Williams movie “The Million Dollar Mermaid”….in which the glamorous actress of the “water ballet” gives us a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Synchronized Swimming Figures – USA Tracey Ruiz & CAN Sharon Hambrook

DOG ASIDE: Ester Williams and Donna de Varona bring the synchronized swimming figures competition….which also serves as the solo and duet scores for the entire competition. Featured in this video is USA Tracey Ruiz….who not only wins gold in the solo competition….but also in the duet competition with teammate Candy Costie…..as Ruiz is followed by…

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…