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

DOG ASIDE: This Wednesday, August 8, 1984 ABC Sports telecast of Day 12 at the Los Angeles Olympics includes some of the outstanding athletes at these games including USA diver Greg Loughanis in the 3m springboard competition…..USA sprinter Carl Lewis in the men’s track 200m finals…..Great Britian’s Daley Thompson in the men’s decathlon competition…..France’s Pierre…

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 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Pole Vault USA Earl Bell & FRA Thierry Vigneron

DOG ASIDE: Earl H. Bell is a former world record-holding pole vaulter from the United States….winner of the bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics….and current coach to a number of the nation’s top men and women vaulters. At his last Olympic appearance, Bell finished fourth at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Pole Vault – ITA Barella & ESP Ruiz

DOG ASIDE:

As the men’s pole vault competition moved into the finals round…..there were 14 vaulters who made the medal round…..with 7 of the 14 competitors exiting the competition at the height of 17 ft. 8 1/’2 in…..and as depicted in this video clip…..the Italian Mauro Barella and the Spaniard Alberto Ruiz.

 

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon Pole Vault – USA Tim Bright

DOG ASIDE: Timothy William “Tim” Bright (born July 28, 1960) is a retired American decathlete and pole vaulter….who represented the US in the decathlon at the 1984 Olympics and the 1987 World Championships….and in the pole vault at the 1985 World University Games, the 1985 World Cup, the 1991 World Championships and the 1992 Olympics. He…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & FIeld – Mens Pole Vault – USA Doug Lytle

DOG ASIDE: The Men’s Pole Vault event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California had an entry list of 19 competitors….with two qualifying groups (19 jumpers) before the final (12) took place on Wednesday August 8, 1984.  This video covers USA Doug Lytle’s first attempt at 18 ft 1/2 in  vault in the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Pole Vault – USA Earl Bell & FRA Thierry Vigneron

DOG ASIDE: Thierry Vigneron (born March 9, 1960 in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine) is a retired French pole vaulter….who in the 1980’s was among the world’s leading pole vaulters. He broke the world record in the event four times….and was the last man to hold the world record (for less than 24 hours in August 1984) before…