Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Track Mens 400m Hurdles & Boxing & Womens Volleyball & Womens Gymnastics

DOG COMMENTARY:   This ABC telecast of Day 9 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games was hosted by Jim McKay….as he starts the program off with a wonderful review and interview by Donna de Varona of the incomparable 400m hurdler USA Edwin Moses….who entered these games with a record of never losing a race…

Special – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year – Edwin Moses & Mary Lou Retton

DOG ASIDE: Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”….with both Americans and non-Americans being eligible….although throughout the history of the award, the vast majority of winners have been from the United States. Both men…

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 – ABC Jim McKay Profile – USA Mary Lou Retton, ROM Ecatarina Czabo & Julianne McNamara & Bela Karoli

DOG COMMENTARY: What I love most about this video is the elegant and eloquent was that ABC’s Jim McKay remembers these three tremendous gymnasts at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….for McKay just had a way of brilliantly saying the right thing…..with a sense of regalness being properly bestowed upon these three princesses of the sport…