Olympics – 1964 Tokyo – Men’s Platform Diving – ITA Klaus Dibiasi & USA Bob Webster

DOG ASIDE: Italy’s Klaus Dibiasi may very well be the greatest Olympic platform diver of all time….having won the silver medal at age 17 at the Tokyo Games….which he followed up gold medal performances in the 1968 Mexico City Games….1972 Munich Games….and the 1976 Montreal Games…..a feat that has never been mirrored in the history…

Olympics – 1988 Seoul – Kayak & Judo & Table Tennis & Track

DOG ASIDE; Bob Costas, anchorman for NBC at the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics…..provides highlights of the kayak competition with USA Greg Barton & Norman Bellingham performing “The Miracle on the Pond”…..as they win gold in the K-2 1000m…..while Barton doubled in gold with his singles win in the 1000m kayak race……then we get to see…

Olympics – 1988 Seoul – Mens & Womens Swimming – USA Matt Biondi & USA Janet Evans

DOG ASIDE: NBC’s Bob Costas provides highlights of men’s and women’s swimming at the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympic Games….as Americans Matt Biondi (5 gold medals) and Janet Evans (3 gold medals)…..took on the powerhouses of the Eastern Block with the USSR and East Germany teams….emerging as the USA’s brightest stars of swimming.  Also, Anthony Nesty…

Olympics – 1988 Seoul – Tennis & Track and Field & Boxing – NBC Highlites With Bob Costas

DOG ASIDE: It took 64 years for tennis to return to the Olympics….but finally at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games it came back….with some familiar faces on the world tennis stage….including Chrissy Evert, Brad Gilbert, Henri Laconte, Carlene Bassett, Tim Mayotte, Pam Shriver and Zena Garrison and Steffi Graf…..for it was time for the great…

Olympics – 1932 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 5000m – FIN Lauri Lehtinen & USA Ralph Hill

DOG ASIDE: The 1932 Los Angeles Olympics provided sports fans with some really memorable moments and athletes….and one of my favorite moments was in track and field in the men’s 5000m….a race that had been owned in Olympic history by the Flying Finns….as Lehtinen is the world record holder in this event going into the…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Modern Pentathlon – USA Pentathletes Prepare for Games

DOG ASIDE: This video gives the viewer an inside look at American athletes training for the Olympic Modern Pentathlon at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX…..for it was decided in 1955….by the Department of Defense….that the Army Base at Ft. Sam (that’s what we Texans call it) would become the national training center for…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – US Athletes In Crisis – President Jimmy Carter Boycotts

DOG ASIDE: On April 12, 1980….President Jimmy Carter announces that the U.S. will boycott the Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Moscow that summer. The announcement came after the Soviet Union failed to comply with Carter’s February 20, 1980, deadline to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.  The Soviet military invaded Afghanistan in 1979 to…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – USA Athletes Road To Moscow – USA Men’s Pentathlon Team

DOG ASIDE: The USA Pentathlon trains at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonion, TX…..as this is the location of the US National Training Center for the modern pentathlon.  Ft. Sam as we Texans who live within range of its presence like to call it…..was chosen by the Dept. of Defense to be the Army’s training…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – USA Athletes Road To Moscow – Wall Jacenko & Bart Connor

DOG ASIDE: Bart Conner (born March 28, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former gymnast who, as a member of the gold medal-winning men’s gymnastics team at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games…..won an individual gold on the parallel bars.  Conner was also the 1979 World Champion on that apparatus….and robbed of his opportunity to…