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…

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo Olympics – Ice Dancing & Bobsled & Mens Biathlon & Womens Luge & Ski Jump

DOG COMMENTARY: On this day at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics….the outstanding crew of ABC Sports broadcasters….including the elegamt and eloquent Jim McKay as the host of the telecast….with figure skating being covered by a young Jim Lampley….plus the ever so talented mens’ figure skating Olympic champion and absolutely “spot on” analyst of figure skating competition, the…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Olympics – Hockey – USA VS USSR – The Miracle On Ice

DOG COMMENTARY: The “Miracle on Ice” refers to a medal-round game during the men’s ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York,,,,played between the hosting United States and the defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union…. who had won the gold medal in six of the seven previous Winter Olympic Games….and were the overwhelming…