Boxing – 1980 – USA Vs Cuba Amateur Boxing – Bantamwt Bout – USA Jackie Beard Vs Cuba Hector Lazaro

From 1904 to 2016, the United States and Cuba won the most gold medals….with 50 for the U.S. (114 overall) and 21 (73 overall) for Cuba….as it is important to note that American boxers usually compete at one Olympic tournament and then turn professional….whereas Cuban boxers are not permitted to turn pro by their government….so, they have an opportunity…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Profile Of Team 7-11 With Andy Hampsten + Dave Phinney + Bob Roll

The 7-Eleven Cycling Team….which later became the Motorola Cycling Team….was a professional cycling team founded in the U.S. in 1981 by Jim Ochowicz…who was a former U.S. Olympic cyclist. The team lasted 16 years under the sponsorship of 7-Eleven through 1990 and then Motorola from 1990 through 1996….and from 1989 to 1996 rode on Eddy Merckx bikes.  When the team received an…

Olympics – 1984 – Jim McKay On USA Edwin Moses Reciting Olympic Oath + Winning 400m Hurdles Gold

DOG ASIDE: In this video, ABC’s Jim McKay pays tribute to USA men’s 400m hurdles legend Edwin Moses…..who was selected by the host USOC to deliver The Olympic Oath at the 1984 Los Angeles Games opening ceremony….who then went on to win the men’s 400m hurdles gold medal.   The Olympic Oath, distinct from the Olympic creed, is a solemn promise made…

Track + Field – 1980 – World Invitational From Peking China – Mens 4 x 100m Relay – USA Wins Gold

DOG ASIDE:  The truth be known….this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile just loves track and field….and one of my favorite events is the 4 x 100m relay….men’s and women’s….cuz it is just exciting to watch four really fast people pass a baton three times within the passing lane…..cuz it just goes so fast….I mean, to cover…

Olympics – 1988 – Seoul Games – Taekwondo Womens Welterweight – USA Arlene Limas Wins Gold

DOG ASIDE: Arlene Limas (born February 9, 1966) is an American taekwondo practitioner and multiple international gold medalist….who is of Mexican and Polish descent….who graduated with honors from Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago and received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from De Paul University in 1990.  Limas made history when she became the first American to win a gold medal at the…

Figure Skating – 1985 – John Tesh Showcases Womens World Championship – Katarina Witt + Tiffany Chin

DOG ASIDE: Katarina Witt (born 3 December 1965) is a retired German figure skater….who won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany….first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics….and the second at the 1988 Calgary Olympics…..who was also a four-time World Champion in 1984, 1985 (as seen in this video herewith), 1987 and 1988…as well as being a two-time World silver medalist in 1982 and 1986…..which is…

Figure Skating – 1977 – Jim McKay Showcases USA Gymnasts + Figure Skaters On China Exhibition Trips

DOG ASIDE: I have written on many occasions while posting videos with ABC sports commentator Jim McKay behind the mike….for he is without question this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite sportscaster of other sports than football, baseball, boxing and basketball…..for he brought the sports world more different sports from many more different places than any…

Gymnastics – 1970 – ABCs Jim McKay Remembers USA Cathy Rigby And Her Effect On American Gymnastics

DOG ASIDE: Cathleen Roxanne Rigby (born December 12, 1952) was known as Cathy Rigby…who is an actress, speaker, and former artistic gymnast….where her performance in the 1968 Mexico Olympics helped to popularize the sport of gymnastics in the United States. Cathy Rigby was the highest-scoring American gymnast at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics….which helped her become a favorite with American television audiences….thus helping…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championship – Mens Floor Exercise Competition – USA Dan Hayden

DOG ASIDE: Dan Hayden (born 1965) is a retired American gymnast…who was a member of the 1985 and 1987 World Championships teams….and was a US national champion…that competed for Arizona State University….where he was a collegiate national champion.  In 1988, he was second at Olympic Trials during the first day of competition….but fell to eighth the second day when…