Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens – Basketball & Gymnastics & Water Polo & Boxing & Track & Swimming

DOG ASIDE: On this day of August 4 at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…..ABC’s Jim Lampley and Donna de Varona man the host desk as they cover a variety of men’s competitions taking place throughout the Olympic venues…..as they lead off with the final minutes of the Yugoslavia vs Italy final Group A game….which…

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…

Gymnastics – Special – 1970 To 1980 – Olga Korbut & Nadia Comaneci & Kurt Thomas – Host Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: I have often commented after watching and posting 1600 vintage video on our webpage over the past year and a half….that my favorite sports braodcaster for the sports that we classify as Other Sports…..gymnastics, horse racing and all the sports covered by ABC’s Wide World of Sports….is the always elegant and eloquent Jim McKay…..who presents…

Gymnastics – 1984 McDonalds USGF American Cup – Indianapolis IN – Mary Lou Retton & Tim Daggett

DOG ASIDE: The part of this video depicting the 1984 McDonald’s USGF American Cup was a competition that transpired prior to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…..in which the USA Men’s Gymnastics Team won the Olympic gold medal in Team Competition….so, therefore the interviews with team members Tim Daggett, Scott Johnson, Bart Conner, Peter Vidmar…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Gymnastics – Womens Rythmic Finals – CAN Lori Fung

DOG ASIDE: Lori Fung is a Canadian gymnastics coach and retired rhythmic gymnast….who won the gold medal in women’s rhythmic gymnastics all around at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….a time when Rhythmic Gymnastics was officially added as an Olympic Sport at the 1984 Olympic Games. The gymnasts from USSR and Bulgaria were favored to win in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Rhythmic Gymnastics Preliminaries

DOG ASIDE: For the first time since the 1956 Melbourne Olympics….there was a competition in Rhythmic Gymnastics….as in 1956 there was a team event with portable apparatus.  The only discipline of rhythmic gymnastics at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was the women’s all around…..in which Canada’s Lori Fung won the gold medal…..Romania’s Donia Stainculescu won…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Gymnastics – Womens Vault Finals – USA Mary Lou Retton – Perfect 10

DOG COMMENTARY: There are athletes who come along once in a blue moon….who have the ability to capture the imagination of not only those fans who have been blessed with the opportunity of seeing that athlete perform….but also for those generations of fans who would follow in the generations to come….growing up with dreams of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Gymnastics – Womens Vault – USA Tracee Talavera

DOG ASIDE: Tracee Ann Talavera (born September 1, 1966) is an American retired artistic gymnast of Mexican-American descent….who competed for the United States at the Olympics and World Championships…..who was the 1981 and 1982 U.S. National All-Around Champion….and a member of the silver medal-winning American team at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. She won the U.S. Olympic…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – ROM Nadia Comanici & Coach Bela Karolyi

DOG ASIDE: Nadia Elena Comăneci (born November 12, 1961) is a former Romanian gymnast….winner of three gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal….who was the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastics event. She also won two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. She is…