Gymnastics – 1985 – CBSs Pat OBrien Interviews Olympic Gold Mary Lou Retton At NBA All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: CBS sportscaster Pat O’Brien interviews USA Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Mary Lou Retton during play at the 1985 NBA All Star game….after she had performed for the crowd at halftime.  Pat O’Brien is perhaps best known for his sixteen-year association with CBS Sports….which he joined in 1981….and while at CBS, O’Brien covered the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Draft, NBA…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Mens Gymnastics Rings Finals – Winners JPN Koji Gushiken + CHN Li Ning

DOG ASIDE: As seen in this video herewith….Japan’s Koji Gushiken and China’s Li Ning tied for the gold medal in men’s gymnastics rings competition….while USA’s Mitch Gaylord won the bronze medal….as indicated in this video brought to the viewing audience by ABC’s Jack Whitaker. Kōji Gushiken (born November 12, 1956) is a former Olympic gymnast for Japan at the 1984…

Figure Skating – 1977 – Jim McKay Showcases USA Gymnasts + Figure Skaters On China Exhibition Trips

DOG ASIDE: I have written on many occasions while posting videos with ABC sports commentator Jim McKay behind the mike….for he is without question this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite sportscaster of other sports than football, baseball, boxing and basketball…..for he brought the sports world more different sports from many more different places than any…

Gymnastics – 1970 – ABCs Jim McKay Remembers USA Cathy Rigby And Her Effect On American Gymnastics

DOG ASIDE: Cathleen Roxanne Rigby (born December 12, 1952) was known as Cathy Rigby…who is an actress, speaker, and former artistic gymnast….where her performance in the 1968 Mexico Olympics helped to popularize the sport of gymnastics in the United States. Cathy Rigby was the highest-scoring American gymnast at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics….which helped her become a favorite with American television audiences….thus helping…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championship – Mens Floor Exercise Competition – USA Dan Hayden

DOG ASIDE: Dan Hayden (born 1965) is a retired American gymnast…who was a member of the 1985 and 1987 World Championships teams….and was a US national champion…that competed for Arizona State University….where he was a collegiate national champion.  In 1988, he was second at Olympic Trials during the first day of competition….but fell to eighth the second day when…

Gymnastics – 1985 – ABCs Peter Kormann Interviews USAs Tim Daggett + Mary Lou Retton At American Cup

DOG ASIDE: Peter Kormann (born 21 June 1955) Is a retired American gymnast and gymnastics coach…who In the 1976 Olympics became the first American to medal in competition against the Soviets….when he won a bronze medal in the men’s floor competition.  Kormann’s bronze medal was also the first Olympic medal of any type won by an American gymnast in…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championship -Mens Horizontal Bar Finals – CHN Yang Yueshan

DOG ASIDE: The Chinese men’s gymnastics team showed up on the medal stands in Los Angeles for the 1984 Olympic Games by taking 2nd in the team all-around medal with a team consisting of Li Ning, Tong Fei and Li Xaoping, Lou Yun, Li Yuejiu and Xu Zhiqiang….and by the time 1985 rolled around, the…

Gymnastics – 1974 – ABCs Jim McKay Remembers USA Kirk Thomas Becoming 1st American To Win World Gold

DOG ASIDE: Kurt Bilteaux Thomas (born March 29, 1956) is an American Olympic gymnast….who earned All American honors 13 time in his career….along with being the James E. Sullivan Award winner in 1979….as well as the 1979 Nissen Award as the best gymnast in the USA.  Thomas became a member of the 1979 Montreal Games US Olympic team….and…

Gymnastics – 1985 – CBS Pat O’Brien Interviews Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton At 35th NBA All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: Mary Lou Retton was the first ever American woman to win the all-around gold medal at the Olympics…. and was the only one to do so for twenty years…as she is credited with being a pioneering figure in American women’s gymnastics….including by the four American women who have since equaled her feat consecutively….Carly…