Olympics – 1979 Road To Moscow Special – USA Al Oerter + Jane Fredericks In Preparation

DOG ASIDE: Alfred Oerter Jr. (September 19, 1936 – October 1, 2007) was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw…..as he became the first athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games.  Oerter began his Olympic career at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics….where he was not considered the…

Olympics – 1980 – Special – USA Road To Moscow – Jane Frederick + Kayak Team + Al Oerter

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 Olympic Special was aired in advance of US President Jimmy Carter’s unpopular decision to let politics enter the Olympics Games by boycotting the Moscow Olympics….while denying all USA Olympic Team athletes from competing in something they had been training for during the four years prior to the 1980 Olympics.  Prior MLB…

Olympics – 1980 – Special – Road To Moscow – Jane Fredericks & USA Kayak Team & Al Oerter

DOG COMMENTARY:   The video deals with a subject that still sits in Bone Daddy’s craw…..that being all the members , coaches, trainers and support staff of  the 1980 USA OlympicTeam…..who had their “dreams and aspirations….sweat and tears” wiped away with one statement from the mouth of a spineless politician…. when US Presiden Jimmy Carter announced…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Womens Discus Finals – HOL Ria Stalman & USA Leslie Denise

DOG ASIDE: Geertruida Maria (Ria) Stalman is a Dutch former athlete…..who during her athletic career she specialized in the shot put and discus….who won gold in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics women’s discus competition…..having been the Dutch champion in both disciplines 17 times. She has held the Dutch discus throw record since 1984.  The NTR program “Other Times Sport”…

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…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump Finals – USA’s Doug Nordquist & USA Dwight Stones

DOG ASIDE: Douglas (“Doug”) Nordquist is a retired male high jumper from the United States…..who competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics where he ended up in fifth place with a jump of 2.29 meters…and was the US track high jump champion in 1986 and 1988….placing second at the 1984 Olympic Trials behind distant cousin Dwight Stones. He competed…