Olympics – 1988 – Calgary Games – Figure Skating Pairs Short Program + Mens 500m Speed Skating

DOG ASIDE:    The 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics provided some wonderful highs and disheartening lows….which is typical of any Olympic Games…..for the talent is so expansive….causing the challenges to be greater and the risks to be higher. The figure skating pairs competition short program at these 1988 Calgary Games certainly provided one of these wonderful…

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Speed Skating Mens 500m – USA Dan Jansen

DOG ASIDE: As if the tragedy of a close family member death isn’t difficult enough…..try competing for the gold medal in the Olympics in the 1988 Calgary Games immediately after receiving the news of a loved one passing…..cuz that is what USA Dan Jansen had to do on the day of the finals in the…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Speed Skating – USA Eric Heiden

DOG ASIDE: Eric Arthur Heiden (born June 14, 1958) is an American former long track speed skater….who won all of the men’s speed skating races….and thus an unprecedented five individual gold medals….setting four Olympic records and one world record at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, United States.  He was the…

CBS Sports Sunday Pat O’Brien Featuring USA Speed Skaters Dan Jansen & Erik Henriksen & Nick Thometz At Netherlands World Championship

DOG ASIDE: Daniel Erwin “Dan” Jansen is a retired American speed skater. A multiple world champion in sprint and perennial favorite at the Winter Olympics…he won a gold medal in his final race (1,000 meters) in the 1994 Winter Olympics at the end of his career. Keith James (“Nick”) Thometz was an American ice speed-skater. For…

1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics Men’s 500m Speed Skating Finals With USA Eric Heiden

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Lake Placid Winter Olympics provided a champion speed skater of the highest order….who set a standard that may never be equaled again in the Olympic Games…..by winning a gold medal in every distance in the speed skating competition (5).  Sportscaster Keith Jackson interviews the incredible athlete after winning the 500m speed…

US Speed Skater Eric Heiden At 1979 World Championships Via Satellite From Germany imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: Never in the history of the sport of American Speed Skating has there been a better skater than Eric Heiden….whether it be in the 500 meter, 1000 meter, 1500 meter, 5000 meter or 10,000 meter races…..he was simply the best. In 1980 at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics…..Heiden proved the proceeding statement…..as he…