Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship Ice Dance Competition – Gold Bestemianova + Bukin

DOG COMMENTARY:  This CBS Sports presentation of the 1986 World Championship Ice Dance Competition is brought to you by hosts John Tesh and Scott Hamilton….which showcases certainly the best Russian ice dance pair of all time…..Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin…..who certainly are on the top of the heap with folks like Britian’s Jayne Torvil +…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Women’s World Championship – WGER Claudia Leistner + USSR Kira Ivanova

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1986 Women’s World Championship figure skating competition is brought by CBS Sports with hosts Tim Ryan and Scott Hamilton….but what’s most interesting about this video is that the voice of the narrator on the GDR Katarina Witt and USA Debi Thomas piece sounded like the elegant and eloquent voice of ABC’s legendary Jim…

Figure Skating – 1980 – Special – Athletes On Review – Lisa Marie Allen + Elaine Zayak

DOG ASIDE:  This 1980 figure skating special on NBC with host Dick Buttons was titled “Athletes in Review” was a dual purpose production that was used to showcase the top US figure skaters and to raise continued awareness and salute to the 1961 US Figure Skating Team that was lost in the 1961 plane crash in 1961. …

Figure Skating – 1980 – Special – Athletes On Review – Salute To The 1961 US Figure Skating Team

DOG ASIDE: After the tragic place crash known as Sabena Flight 548, a Boeing 707 aircraft that crashed en route from New York City to Brussels, Belgium, on February 15, 1961….which killed all 72 on board and one person on the ground….including the entire U.S. figure skating team who were travelling to the World Figure Skating Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia….there were many special figure skating events that were staged…

Figure Skating – 1982 – Special – A Night Of Stars – Starring Peggy Fleming

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1982 ABC Wide World of Sports program features A Night of Stars figure skating special live from Peking, China as hosted by Chris Schenkel and Peggy Fleming…..along with a clip of the Grand National Sumo Wrestling Championship from Nagano, Japan…..but since most of the program focuses on the figure skating exhibition A Night of Stars…..which showcases US…

Figure Skating – 1987 – World Figure Skating Championship – Host Tim Ryan

DOG ASIDE: The 1987 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 10 – 15….as medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.  In men’s singles, Brian Orser of Canada won gold….USA Brian Boitano captured the silver medal…..and Alexander Fadeev of the USSR garnered the bronze medal……whereas in the ladies singles….East Germany Katarina Witt captured the…

Olympics – 1984 – ESPN Sportscenter – Sarajevo Winter Games Olympic Edition – With David Sullivan

DOG ASIDE:  This ESPN SportsCenter Olympic Edition coverage of the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games is hosted by David Sullivan….as he man’s the sports desk for ESPN during their coverage of the first week of these Games of Sarajevo…..which leads off with a report from Ed Pickett regarding the men’s alpine skiing downhill event featuring…

Special – 1987 – NBC Sports – The Year In Sports In Review – Host Bill Macatee

DOG COMMENTARY:  Let’s take a look at what took place in the year in sports in 1987….as Super Bowl XXI was won by the  New York Giants by a score of 39 – 20 over the Denver Broncos….while Fiesta Bowl featured the Penn State Nittany Lionswinning the national championship over the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 14 – 10….then…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Mens World Championships – Brian Boitano + Brian Orser + Alexander Fadeev

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 18th to 23rd….where at the event…which was sanctioned by the International Skating Union (ISU)….medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The ISU Representative was Josef Dědič (Czechoslovakia), and the ISU Technical Delegate was Elemér Terták (Hungary)….as the Soviet judge Natalia Danilenko was suspended for ignoring a new…