Olympics – 1948 London & 1952 Helsinki – Mens 800m – USA Mal Whitfield & JAM Arthur Wint

DOG ASIDE: Malvin Greston “Mal” Whitfield (October 11, 1924 – November 19, 2015) was an African-American athlete….goodwill ambassador….and airman. Nicknamed “Marvelous Mal”….he was the Olympic champion in the 800 meters at the 1948 London Olympics and 1952 Helsinki Olympics….and a member of the 1948 gold medal team in the 4 × 400 meters relay. Overall, Whitfield was a…

Olympics – 1948 London – Track – Mens 100m & 200m Dash & 400m Relay – The Barney Ewell Story

DOG ASIDE: The 1948 Summer Olympics….officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad….were an international multi-sport event….which was held in London, England, United Kingdom.  After a 12-year hiatus because of World War II….these were the first Summer Olympics since the 1936 Games in Berlin.  The event came to be known as the Austerity Games….because…

Olympics – 1932 Los Angeles & 1936 Berlin – Track – Mens 800m – GB Tom Hansen & USA John Woodruff

DOG ASIDE: The track and field men’s 800m run has produced some of the most dramatic finishes in Olympic history……as this video provides evidence to that fact in both the 1932 Los Angeles Games and the 1936 Berlin Games.  Prior to the 1932 Olympics…..Great Britain had won the men’s 800m run at the prior three…

Olympics – 1936 Berlin & 1952 Helsinki – Track – Womens 4 x 100m Relay Finals

DOG ASIDE: Over the course of 16 years and 4 Olympic Games from 1936 in Berlin to 1952 in Helsinki…..the USA Women’s 4 x 100m Relay Teams were the beneficiaries of tragic misfortunes to teams from Germany and Australia…..allowing the USA to win two gold medals….like gifts from above….as the team from Germany at the…

Olympics – The 1972 Deaf Games – An Inside Look At USA Deaf Athletes

DOG ASIDE: I have always contended that all HUMANS like to compete in sports…..especially those whom others say that they can’t compete because the can’t walk….or talk….or hear….or run….or what…..cuz it doesn’t matter who or where….folks just like to compete in sports….and this video about the 1972 Deaf Olympics is sufficient evidence of my contention.…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Profile Of Jesse Owens – 1936 Berlin Olympics

DOG COMMENTARY: ABC’s Frank Gifford presents a wonderful piece in tribute to a truly spectacular athlete…..and even better person….Jesse Owens…..and since there have been many tributes to this American icon…..this one is just a little more special….cuz it’s from this lil ole Chiweenie sportsphile….which I am quite sure that I am the only one of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Basketball – Profile Of The McGee Twins

DOG ASIDE: In 2012, the Reign of Troy paid homage to two Trojans for Black History Month….because it’s not every day that one gets to acknowledge a set of twins that left a lasting impression on a university. Paula and Pamela McGee….the third (and fourth) elements of the All-Star team that was USC in the…

Comedy – Comic Relief – The Boxer & Gilda Radner & Weird Al Yankovic

DOG ASIDE: Gilda Susan Radner (June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989) was an American comedienne and actress….who is best remembered as an original cast member of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (still live every Saturday night in 2016)….for which she won an Emmy Award in 1978.  Radner gained name recognition as…