Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Games – ABC Intro To Close Of August 11th Coverage – With Jim McKay + Al Michaels

DOG ASIDE: To say that USOC President Peter Ueberroth created the “Corporate Games” in Los Angeles back in 1984….evidenced by this video herewith….for it is our opinion here at ImaSportsphile that it was at these Olympics that “corporate sponsorship” became the new galaxy in the universe of sports….which has evolved today in November 2018  in such a…

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…

Track & Field – 1985 – IAAF World Cup – Womens 400m + 4 x 100m – Mens 200m + 5000m + 4 x 400m

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1985 IAAF World Cup was the first major international competition where the USA Team got to compete against Team USSR and Team GDR (East Germany) since before the 1980 Olympic Games….when the USA and many other western countries boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics……which led to the Russians and East Germans boycotted the…

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 – ABC Profile – China High Jumper Zhu Jianhua

DOG ASIDE: At this point in the men’s high jump competition….there were 9 remaining competitors at the ’84 Olympics….CHN Liu Yunpeng, USA Dwight Stones, SWE Patrik Sjoberg, FIN Erkki Niemi, CHN Cai Shu, CAN Milt Ottey, CHN Zhu Jianhua (world record holder), USA Doug Nordquist and FGR Deiter Doegenburg….as the bar was at 7′ 4…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump Finals – SWE Patrik Sjoeberg

DOG COMMENTARY: As a sportsphile….when I look at each different sport from a “degree of difficulty” kind of rating system…..and when it comes to high jump….it doesn’t seem to require the skills that many other disciplines in sports require…..as I consider sports from a perspective of “eye-to-hand”….or “eye-to-foot”….even “eye-to-mind”….with speed, strength and reaction time/reflex by…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump Finals – USA Doug Nordquist

DOG ASIDE: This video shows both USA Doug Nordquist and CHN Liu Yunpeng first attempts at 7’51/4″ at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics high jump competition.  The action is brought by ABC commentators Al Michaels and Jane Frederick…..as Frederick was the first world record holder in the women’s heptathlon. What I especially enjoyed watching on…