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…

Special – 1980 – HBOs Sports Magazine’s Year in Review – Featuring The Miracle on Ice

DOG COMMENTARY:    After posting 1800 vintage videos on this site over the past 2 years…. It is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….that some of my very favorite videos are the ones that show highlights of the entire year in sports….like this HBO produced special look at 1980.  Every year that passes by embody…

Track & Field – 1985 – IAAF World Cup – Womens 400m & 4 x 100m – Mens 200m & 5000m & 4 x 100m

DOG ASIDE:     When the track and field world reconvened in Canberra, Australia for the 1985 IAAF World Cup after the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics one year later….this competition included the Eastern Block powerhouse countries like the USSR and East Germany….who had boycotted the L A Games….so, this was the 1st time since…

Track & Field – 1985 – World Championships – Women’s 100m & 4 x 400m & 800m – Mens 110m Hurdles

DOG ASIDE:   This 1985 Track and Field World Championship Competition was the 4th IAAF World Cup in Athletics….which was an international track and field sporting event sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations….and was held on October 4 – 6, 1985, at the Bruce Stadium in Canberra, Australia.     This event was lelecasted live on ABC’s Wide World of Sports and featured…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Mens – Figure Skate & Speed Skate & Hockey USA VS USSR & Ski Slalom

DOG COMMENTARY: On this day of ABC’s broadcast of the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics….the viewer get to see coverage of the men competing in figure skating, speed skating, hockey and slalom in skiing. This was possibly the most wide-open men’s Olympic championship…..with nobody that had established himself as the world’s best figure skater since…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Olympics – Hockey – USA VS USSR – The Miracle On Ice

DOG COMMENTARY: The “Miracle on Ice” refers to a medal-round game during the men’s ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York,,,,played between the hosting United States and the defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union…. who had won the gold medal in six of the seven previous Winter Olympic Games….and were the overwhelming…

Basketball – 1982 – 9th World Championship – Gold Medal Game – USA vs USSR – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY: The Finals round of the 1982 FIBA World Championships was played at the Coliseo El Pueblo, Cali, Colombia on August 28, 1982…..with Yugoslavia vs Spain competing for 3rd Place…..while the United States vs Soviet Union was the Final game…..as both game were closely contested…..with Yugoslavia beating Spain 119 – 117 for 3rd Place….and…