Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Dick Schaap On Turning Gold Into Gold

DOG COMMENTARY: This video piece put together by ABC sportscaster Dick Schaap provides a really good inside look at how the heroes of the Olympics can turn their gold medals into “golden millions in the marketplace….spotlighting which athletes have the best opportunities to cash in on their success….like Bruce Jenner, Sugar Ray Leonard, Carl Lewis,…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – What Is Gold & Diving Springboard Prelims 10th Dive

DOG ASIDE: This video has a bit of an audio difficulty…..as it sounds like ABC is broadcasting under water….but the content is really great…..as the 1st part of the video is a special ABC Profile presented by Kathleen Sullivan on the subject of “What is Gold”…..which covers the subject of what a gold medal was…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Flywts – Paul Gonzales VS John Lyon

DOG ASIDE: John Patrick Lyon (born 9 March 1962) is a retired boxer from Great Britain….who was a member of the Greenall St. Helens Amateur Boxing Club….when he twice competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and 1988 Seoul Olympics…..along with winning the gold medal in the men’s flyweight division (– 48 kg) at the 1986…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – The 2 Chinas & Womens Platform Diving Prelims

DOG COMMENTARY: Jim McKay brings the women’s platform diving preliminary round competition at the McDonald’s Swim Center on the University of Southern California (USC) campus on Day 14 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..as this beautiful swim facility on the college campus carried the name of the corporate sponsor for swimming and diving at The…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Interview – Kathleen Sullivan & Actor Tom Selleck

DOG ASIDE: Kathleen Sullivan (born May 17, 1953) is an American television journalist….who was hired as CNN anchor by former president Reese Schonfeld in 1980.  Her career has been involved in nearly every area of broadcasting….who for more than a decade was a news anchor….working at CNN, ABC News and CBS News…..and she was a blogger for The…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Track 800m – BRA Joaquim Cruz

DOG ASIDE: Joaquim Carvalho Cruz (born March 12, 1963 in Taguatinga, Distrito Federal) is a former Brazilian athlete….who won the men’s 800m dash at the 1984 Summer Olympics….as he is still today one of only five men to run the 800 m in less than 1:42 minutes. Cruz was born in Taguatinga, in Distrito Federal was the son…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Decathlete FRG Juergen Hingsen

DOG ASIDE: Jürgen Hingsen (born 25 January 1958) is a former West German decathlete….who won several medals at international championships and Olympic Games in the 1980’s….holding the decathlon world record in 1982….and again from 1983 to 1984….when his rivalry with British decathlete Daley Thompson….proved one of the most exciting in athletics during the 1980’s.  This 2…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – ROM Nadia Comanici & Coach Bela Karolyi

DOG ASIDE: Nadia Elena Comăneci (born November 12, 1961) is a former Romanian gymnast….winner of three gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal….who was the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastics event. She also won two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. She is…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Diver Greg Louganis

DOG COMMENTARY: There are pieces of video….and there are pieces of video….and this is one of those….and I want to thank ABC Sports for this piece of video.  When I asked Bone Daddy who his favorite athletes were at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….limiting him to the ones he saw live during the competition…and surprising…