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

DOG ASIDE: With the rise of numerous regional championships….as well as the growth in Olympic-style multi-sport events such as the Commonwealth Games and the Pan-American Games…..when competitions between international track and field athletes became widespread.  From the 1960’s onwards….the sport of track and field gained more exposure and commercial appeal through television coverage….along with the increasing wealth of nations….so, after over half…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Swim Men’s 200m Ind Med & Womens 200m butterfly -Track Womens 800m

DOG COMMENTARY: Day 8 coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics by ABC Sports starts off with Jim Lampley, Donna de Varona and Mark Spitz on the mikes at the Olympic Swim Center showcasing Canada’s Alex Baumann and USA’s Pablo Morales in the finals of the men’s 200m individual medley race…..which is followed by an…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Womens Marathon – USA Joan Benoit + NOR Grete Waitz – 1st 5 Miles

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1st ever Olympic women’s marathon was run at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…. which made this a historic event… for this event is a serious contender for the title of the best women’s marathon ever….much like the race and outcome of the men’s marathon to be run later in this games.…

Special – 1977 – NBC Sports – Ali Indoor Track Meet + World Womens Gymnastics + Violence In Sports

DOG ASIDE: This video is a classic….as sports broadcasting legend Dick Enberg….who we just lost….when he is hosting SportsWorld….which was NBC’s weekend afternoon sports anthology production….that brought all kinds of sports from all kinds of places and perspectives….like in this video where the Muhammad Ali Indoor Track Meet is first up on the menu…..and any…

Special – 1987 – NBC Sports – The Year In Sports In Review – Host Bill Macatee

DOG COMMENTARY:  Let’s take a look at what took place in the year in sports in 1987….as Super Bowl XXI was won by the  New York Giants by a score of 39 – 20 over the Denver Broncos….while Fiesta Bowl featured the Penn State Nittany Lionswinning the national championship over the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 14 – 10….then…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Mens – 3m Diving + Boxing + Pole Vault + 200m Dash + Basketball Semis

DOG ASIDE: This Wednesday, August 8, 1984 ABC Sports telecast of Day 12 at the Los Angeles Olympics includes some of the outstanding athletes at these games including USA diver Greg Loughanis in the 3m springboard competition…..USA sprinter Carl Lewis in the men’s track 200m finals…..Great Britian’s Daley Thompson in the men’s decathlon competition…..France’s Pierre…

Track & Field – 1987 – San Diego Indoor Invitational – Hurdler Greg Foster + Miler Steve Scott

DOG ASIDE:  This ABC Sports production of the 1987 San Diego Indoor Invitational Track and Field Meet was covered by sportscasters Al Micheals, Donna de Varona and Marty Liquori for Wide World of Sports….as this event features a wonderful men’s 60m hurdles competition featuring indoor world record holder USA Greg Foster, FRA Stefane Caristan and USA…

Olympics – 1936 – Track + Field Legend Jesse Owens – The Buckeye Bullet – Host Paul Hornung

DOG COMMENTARY:    Jesse Owens was an American track and field athlete….who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Games….while completely dismantling the concept of the “superior Aryan race” in front of their Furher and his entire 3rd Reich.     Owens specialized in the sprints and the long jump…..and was recognized in his lifetime as “perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in…