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…

Track & Field – 1985 – World Championships – Women’s 100m + 4 x 400m + 800m & Mens 110m Hurdles

DOG ASIDE: With the rise of numerous regional championships….as well as the growth in Olympic-style multi-sport events such as the Commonwealth Games and the Pan-American Games…..when competitions between international track and field athletes became widespread.  From the 1960’s onwards….the sport of track and field gained more exposure and commercial appeal through television coverage….along with the increasing wealth of nations….so, after over half…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Swim Men’s 200m Ind Med & Womens 200m butterfly -Track Womens 800m

DOG COMMENTARY: Day 8 coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics by ABC Sports starts off with Jim Lampley, Donna de Varona and Mark Spitz on the mikes at the Olympic Swim Center showcasing Canada’s Alex Baumann and USA’s Pablo Morales in the finals of the men’s 200m individual medley race…..which is followed by an…

NCAA – 1980 – Championships – Outdoor Track & Field + Mens Volleyball USC Vs UCLA

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 ABC Wide World of Sports coverage of the NCAA Track and Field Championships from Austin, Texas featuring broadcasting legend Keith Jackson and Marty Liqouri on the mike…..and the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship between USC verses UCLA….with Steve Zabriskie and Diana Nyad covering the meet.. The 1980 NCAA Men’s Division I Outdoor Track and…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Womens Marathon – USA Joan Benoit + NOR Grete Waitz – 1st 5 Miles

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1st ever Olympic women’s marathon was run at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…. which made this a historic event… for this event is a serious contender for the title of the best women’s marathon ever….much like the race and outcome of the men’s marathon to be run later in this games.…

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

DOG ASIDE:     When the track and field world reconvened in Canberra, Australia for the 1985 IAAF World Cup after the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics one year later….this competition included the Eastern Block powerhouse countries like the USSR and East Germany….who had boycotted the L A Games….so, this was the 1st time since…

Track & Field – 1985 – World Championships – Women’s 100m & 4 x 400m & 800m – Mens 110m Hurdles

DOG ASIDE:   This 1985 Track and Field World Championship Competition was the 4th IAAF World Cup in Athletics….which was an international track and field sporting event sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations….and was held on October 4 – 6, 1985, at the Bruce Stadium in Canberra, Australia.     This event was lelecasted live on ABC’s Wide World of Sports and featured…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 1500m Finals – Gold GBR Sebastian Coe

DOG COMMENTARY: The track men’s 1500 m race at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was run on Saturday, August 11th….featuring the existing world record holder at 3:34.91 set in Rieti, Italy on September 4, 1983 by GBR Steve Ovett….who was one of twelve runners in the ’84 Games finals….along with GBR Steve Cram, ESP Jose…