Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Mens – Figure Skate & Speed Skate & Hockey USA VS USSR & Ski Slalom

DOG COMMENTARY: On this day of ABC’s broadcast of the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics….the viewer get to see coverage of the men competing in figure skating, speed skating, hockey and slalom in skiing. This was possibly the most wide-open men’s Olympic championship…..with nobody that had established himself as the world’s best figure skater since…

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo Olympics – Ice Dancing & Bobsled & Mens Biathlon & Womens Luge & Ski Jump

DOG COMMENTARY: On this day at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics….the outstanding crew of ABC Sports broadcasters….including the elegamt and eloquent Jim McKay as the host of the telecast….with figure skating being covered by a young Jim Lampley….plus the ever so talented mens’ figure skating Olympic champion and absolutely “spot on” analyst of figure skating competition, the…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Olympics – Hockey – USA VS USSR – The Miracle On Ice

DOG COMMENTARY: The “Miracle on Ice” refers to a medal-round game during the men’s ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York,,,,played between the hosting United States and the defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union…. who had won the gold medal in six of the seven previous Winter Olympic Games….and were the overwhelming…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Mens Hockey Gold Medal Game – USA VS Finland – With Al Michaels

DOG ASIDE: The men’s ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY was the 14th Olympic Championship….as 12 teams competed in the tournament….which was held from February 12 to 24….when the United States won its second gold medal in Olympic competition (1st was 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games)….including a win over…

NHL – 1985 – 38th Annual All Star Game – Wales All Stars VS Campbell All Stars – With Al Trautwig

DOG COMMENTARY: The 38th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut….which is the home to the Hartford Whalers, on February 4, 1986…..with Edmonton Oilers coach Glen Sather and honorary captain Phil Esposito leading the Campbell Conference All Stars….while Philadelphia Flyers coach Mike Keenan and honorary captain Gordie…

NHL – 1986 – 38th All Star Game – Hartford, Conneticut – Wales Conference VS Campbell Conference

DOG COMMENTARY: The 38th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, home to the Hartford Whalers, on February 4, 1986….which featured the Wales Conference All Stars coached by Mike Keenan of the Philadelphia Flyers against the Campbell Conference All Stars coached by Glen Sather of the Edmonton…