Olympics – 1984 – L A Summer Games – Jim McKay Tells Story Of Family Ties Between US High Jumpers

DOG ASIDE: ABC Sports Olympics host Jim McKay tells the story of how USA High Jump Teammates \ Dwight Stones and Doug Nordquist were distant relatives…..and how Dwight Stones is the only Olympic athlete in history that competed in an event (track + field high jump)….while he was the ABC Sports Olympic High Jump Competition…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Mens – 3m Diving + Boxing + Pole Vault + 200m Dash + Basketball Semis

DOG ASIDE: This Wednesday, August 8, 1984 ABC Sports telecast of Day 12 at the Los Angeles Olympics includes some of the outstanding athletes at these games including USA diver Greg Loughanis in the 3m springboard competition…..USA sprinter Carl Lewis in the men’s track 200m finals…..Great Britian’s Daley Thompson in the men’s decathlon competition…..France’s Pierre…

Special – 1977 – Sportsworld – Muhammad Ali Indoor Track Meet & World Womens Gymnastics Championship

DOG COMMENTARY:   Back in the mid-to-late 1970’s, all three (3) major networks….ABC, CBS and NBC…. all had weekend sports specials that brought a variety of different sports from all over the world….as ABC had it’s highly acclaimed Wide World of Sports hosted by the inimitable Jim McKay…..CBS had Sports Saturday / Sunday hosted by Pat O’Brien and/or Tim…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump – USA Norquist & USA Stones

  DOG ASIDE: USA’s Olympic high jumper Doug Nordquist is making his first attempt at 7′ 7″ at the ’84 L A Games in the first part of this video…..which is followed by an ABC New Brief with Peter Jennings….so I thought this would be a good place to give the longtime ABC news anchor…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump Finals – USA’s Doug Nordquist & USA Dwight Stones

DOG ASIDE: Douglas (“Doug”) Nordquist is a retired male high jumper from the United States…..who competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics where he ended up in fifth place with a jump of 2.29 meters…and was the US track high jump champion in 1986 and 1988….placing second at the 1984 Olympic Trials behind distant cousin Dwight Stones. He competed…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump – USA Dwight Stones

DOG ASIDE: Dwight Edwin Stones is an American television commentator….a two-time Olympic bronze medalist at 1972 Munich Olympics and 1976 Montreal Olympics….becoming the first athlete to both compete and serve as an announcer at the same Olympics. During his 16-year career…he was the world record holder three times in the men’s high jump….he won 19 national championships.. Since…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – Discus Throw

DOG ASIDE: The discus throw in the men’s decathlon at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was the 7th event of the 10 events in the competition….and going into the discus, GBR Daley Thompson was 109 points ahead of FGR Jurgen Hingsen in 2nd after 6 events…..while Thompson was 302 points ahead of FGR Wentz in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Pole Vault USA Earl Bell & FRA Thierry Vigneron

DOG ASIDE: Earl H. Bell is a former world record-holding pole vaulter from the United States….winner of the bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics….and current coach to a number of the nation’s top men and women vaulters. At his last Olympic appearance, Bell finished fourth at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Pole Vault – USA Mike Tulley

DOG COMMENTARY: The pole vault competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was a battle between two Americans….Earl Bell & Mike Tulley…..and two Frenchman….Thierry Vigneron & Pierre Quinon….as each were world record holders….and breakers for that matter….within the 12 months leading up to The Games.  Tulley is facing his third and final attempt at 18…