Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens – 3m Diving & Boxing & Pole Vault & 200m Dash & Basketball Semis

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games were truly one of the best performances ever by the USA Olympic Team….and the coverage by ABC Sports was equal to the task of bringing the Games live and in color throughout the entire Olympics.   On this the 8th day of competition…..ABC leads off with…

Olympics – 1984 L A – Track Men’s 100m – Equestrian 3-Day Event – Swimming Mens 200m Ind Medley

DOG COMMENTARY: In this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….when it comes to Olympic broadcast coverage on television….the gold standard was set by ABC Sports….and the best job ever done by ABC Sports at the Olympics was at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.   I means, just consider the broadcast crew on this featured Olympic video…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens – Basketball & Gymnastics & Water Polo & Boxing & Track & Swimming

DOG ASIDE: On this day of August 4 at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…..ABC’s Jim Lampley and Donna de Varona man the host desk as they cover a variety of men’s competitions taking place throughout the Olympic venues…..as they lead off with the final minutes of the Yugoslavia vs Italy final Group A game….which…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Women’s Field Hockey & Swimming & Heptalon – Mens Cycling & Wrestling

DOG ASIDE: This women’s field hockey match between the USA vs Netherlands feature two teams that would eventually win medals…..as the Dutch women would go on to win gold….while the American women would take home the bronze medal….which was quite an accomplishment for the USA side…..who had never medaled in Olympic women’s field hockey before. The…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Men’s Track Cycling Sprint Finals – USA Nelson Vails VS Mark Gorski

DOG ASIDE: The story of Nelson Vail’s ascent to stardom during the 1984 L A Games was an indication of just how brilliant and effective ABC Sports was at building potential Olympic heroes.  Nelson Beasley Vails (born October 13, 1960) is a retired road and track cyclist from the United States….who rode as a professional from 1988 to 1995 representing the USA…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Boxing & Womens Swimming 200m Backstroke – Track 100m Heats – Rowing 8s

DOG COMMENTARY: This video of Day 6 at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics by ABC Sports brings the viewer coverage of the Boxing with lightweights Yong-Mo Heo (South Korea) vs. Efren Tabanas of the Phillipines….along with super heavyweights Mohammad Yousef (Pakistan) vs Lennox Lewis (Canada), who would go on to win gold and later establish…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens Cycling Sprint Finals & Mens Triple Jump & Equestrian Team Eventing

DOG COMMENTARY: This video covers events that took place in Day 2 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….featuring the men’s track cycling sprint finals with USA cyclists Mark Gorski and Nelson Vails in awesome head to head competition for the gold medal….followed by the track & field men’s triple jump with Americans Mike Conley,…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Mens – Figure Skate & Speed Skate & Hockey USA VS USSR & Ski Slalom

DOG COMMENTARY: On this day of ABC’s broadcast of the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics….the viewer get to see coverage of the men competing in figure skating, speed skating, hockey and slalom in skiing. This was possibly the most wide-open men’s Olympic championship…..with nobody that had established himself as the world’s best figure skater since…