Olympics – 1980 Road To Moscow – Canoeist Angus Morrison & Kayaker Ann Turner

DOG ASIDE: Angus Gault Morrison (born March 11, 1952) is an American retired slalom and sprint canoeist….who competed in the 1970’s and 1980’s. He finished tenth in the C-1 slalom event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich….and four years later at the 1976 Montreal Games….Morrison was eliminated in the repechages of the C-1 500m…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Special – Road To Moscow – Discus Thrower USA Al Oerter

DOG COMMENTARY: Alfred Oerter, Jr. (September 19, 1936 – October 1, 2007) was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw. He was the first athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympics….and is an inductee of the IAAF Hall of Fame.  Oerter began his…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Special – Road To Moscow – USA Pentathlete Jane Fredericks

DOG ASIDE: Jane Wardell Frederick (born April 7, 1952) is a former heptathlete from the United States….who set the first official world record in the women’s heptathlon….by gaining a total number of 6104 points on April 24, 1981 at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California.  Frederick had been one of the many 1980 USS…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Special – Road To Moscow – Australia Swimmer Tracy Wickham

DOG ASIDE: ABC did some wonderful profiles of many athletes who competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….as this video piece provides proof in the pudding….for it gives the viewer what it is like to compete on a world stage….and what it is like to be a big fish in a small pond….a world class…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Highlights With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: This video gives highlights of Tom Petronoff, Edwin Moses, Carl Lewis in track and field…..with women’s platform diving starting with the 8th dive of the competition….then highlights of the USA women’s volleyball…..and boxing brought to you by Howard Cosell with US boxers Meldrick Taylor and Pernell Whitaker….followed by women’s gymnastics with Jack Whitaker…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Interview – Frank Gifford & Robert Conrad

DOG ASIDE: Robert Conrad is an American film and television actor….best known for his role in the 1965–69 television series The Wild Wild West….where he played the sophisticated Secret Service agent James T. West….and later portrayed World War II ace Pappy Boyington in the television series Black Sheep Squadron. He was a recording artist of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Basketball – USA VS Canada – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: The gold medal winning USA Olympic Women’s Basketball Team consisted of Cathy Boswell, Denise Curry, Anne Donovan, Teresa Edwards, Lea Henry, Janice Lawrence, Pamela McGee, Carol Menken-Schaudt, Cheryl Miller, Kim Mulkey, Cindy Noble, and Lynette Woodard….as this team breezed through the Olympic competition….cuz the Russians didn’t show…..but that doesn’t take a thing away from…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Basketball – USA VS Canada – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE: Women’s basketball at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games consisted of one round-robin group….including Australia, Canada, China, South Korea, United States and Yugoslavia…..as the first two places in the preliminary group compete for the gold medal….while the third and fourth places compete for the bronze. The remaining teams’ group ranking determines their positions…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – USA VS Holland – 4th Period

DOG ASIDE: The USA Men’s Water Polo Team has won a total of seven (7) medals at the Olympic Games…..one gold medal 1984 at the 1904 Forest Park Olympics….three silver medals at these 1984 Los Angeles Games, 1988 Seoul Games and 2008 Beijing…..and three bronze medals at the 1924 Paris Games, 1932 Los Angeles and…