1984 Olympics – Men’s Freestyle Wrestling – USA Bruce Baumgardner & USA Joe Gonzalez

DOG ASIDE: Bruce Robert Baumgartner (born November 2, 1960) is a retired American amateur wrestler….who ranked as one of the top super-heavyweight freestyle wrestlers for more than a decade. Winning his first World Championship medal, a bronze, in 1983….he won the World Championship in Los Angeles. He confirmed his status with the Communist Bloc (Eastern European)…

Olympics -1984 L A Games Day 4 – Women’s Swimming 200m Backstroke & 200m Butterfly

DOG ASIDE: Jolanda de Rover (gold) from the Netherlands defeated USA Amy White (silver) in the women’s 200m backstroke…..but the real winner on this day was none other than “Madame Butterfly”….USA Mary T. Meagher….the world’s best women’s butterfly swimmer for many years. Mary T. was surely one of those swimmers worth watching every time she entered…

Olympics – Special Highlights – 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games Revisited

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Jim McKay does a eloquent job of bringing the highlights of the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games….for as the Sarajevo Games unfold….there would be a bright shining star in the skies of East Germany…..who would establish a presence on the ice at the Olympic figure skating competition….and before the games were over….Katarina Witt…

Olympic Decathalon – Bob Mathias 1948 – 1952 & Milt Campbell 1956 & Rafer Johnson – C J Yang 1960

DOG ASIDE: The men’s decathlon has for as long as Bone Daddy has been following sports….which is a really long time…..following with diligence and passion I might say….and for all that time, the decathlon has been given as the title for producing the “greatest athlete in the world”…it’s just in this lil ole Chiweenie Sportsphile’s…

Ski Jimping Special – Ride The Wind – The History Of Ski Jumping

DOG ASIDE: Ski jumping is a form of Nordic skiing in which athletes descend a specially constructed takeoff ramp (known as the inrun)….jump from the end of it (the table)….with as much power as they can generate….and “fly” as far as possible down a steeply sloped hill.  Points are awarded for distance and style by five…

Bone Daddy’s 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics Official Magazines & Publications Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics was a 15 day spectacle of sporting events…..with news and media coverage from every sports publication of any import in the United States of America….as evidenced by these pieces of collection of official magazines and publications in and around the L A  Games….and Bone Daddy was able…

Bone Daddy’s 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics Official Los Angeles Times Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The Los Angeles Times provided 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic fans with wonderful coverage of the day by day developments throughout the Games….with insightful articles written about event competitions and athletes who competed…..as sports writers like Sports Editor Bill Dwyre, Jim Murray, Bill Plaschke and Ken Hively displayed their talents in print…..with the…

Bone Daddy’s 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics Odds and Ends Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: Once Bone Daddy’s got in the swing of gathering collectibles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….it appears to me that he kept dang near every little piece of anything that crossed his path that had a direct connection to the Games….like a parking ticket….the calendar that Los Tres Amigos used to plan and…

Bone Daddy’s 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics Official Caps & Visor Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: As with any mission from God….which the 1984 L A Olympics were for Los Tres Amigos…..the participants in the mission simply must have something somewhere on their personages…..that allows them to display their “red badge of courage”….which signifies the battles they have encountered along the way….you know…kind of like medals….and the Official Olympic…