Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships Review – USA Debbie Thomas + USA Brian Boitano Win Gold

DOG ASIDE:  Debbie Thomas is an American former figure skater and physician….who was the 1986 World champion…. the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist….and a two-time U.S. national champion. Her rivalry with East Germany’s Katarina Witt at the 1988 Calgary Olympics was known as the Battle of the Carmens. Thomas won both the 1986 U.S. national title and the 1986 World Championships….which earned Thomas the ABC’s Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year…

Olympics – 1988 – Calgary Games – Figure Skating Pairs Short Program + Mens 500m Speed Skating

DOG ASIDE:    The 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics provided some wonderful highs and disheartening lows….which is typical of any Olympic Games…..for the talent is so expansive….causing the challenges to be greater and the risks to be higher. The figure skating pairs competition short program at these 1988 Calgary Games certainly provided one of these wonderful…

Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games – Closing Night – Highlights Of The Games – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY: I have sat at Bone Daddy’s side for 5 different Olympic Summer Games and 6 different Olympic Winter Games television telecasts….for we have watched dang near every moment of every telecast from early in the morning to late at night….cuz we just love the Olympics….plus we have posted an incredible amount of Olympic…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games – Figure Skating Pair – Host Jim McKay & Dick Buttons

DOG COMMENTARY: For the United States, the Miracle on Ice was not in the Pairs Figure Skating competition….as the US medal favorites Tai Babilonia & Randy Gardner were forced to withdraw before the competition due to an injury to Gardner….while the legendary world champion Soviet Union pair Irina Rodnina & Alexander Zaitsev were challenged for gold…

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Ice Dancing – Viennese Waltz

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Ice Dancing at the Olympics is breathtaking and beautiful…..and the Viennese Waltz portion as seen in the video from Calgary in 1988….for I call this video, The Four B’s….Bestemianova, Bukin, Breathtaking, Beautiful…..as the Russian skaters Natalia Bestemianova and Andrei Bukin are well worth the watch.

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Men’s Figure Skating – USSR Viktor Petrenko

DOG ASIDE: Viktor Vasyliovych Petrenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Васильович Петренко; born 27 June 1969) is a Ukrainian former competitive figure skater….who represented the Soviet Union….the Unified Team….and Ukraine during his career.  He is the 1992 Olympic Champion for the Unified Team at Albertville, CN.  Petrenko became the first flagbearer for Ukraine.  Petrenko currently lives in the…