Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens – Basketball & Gymnastics & Water Polo & Boxing & Track & Swimming

DOG ASIDE: On this day of August 4 at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…..ABC’s Jim Lampley and Donna de Varona man the host desk as they cover a variety of men’s competitions taking place throughout the Olympic venues…..as they lead off with the final minutes of the Yugoslavia vs Italy final Group A game….which…

Olympics – Special – Olympiad – The Magnificent Ones – Mark Spitz & Lasse Viren – Host Jesse Owens

DOG COMMENTARY: Bud Greenspan’s film series called The Olympiad is the best “top shelf” productions of films about the Olympic Games ever produced in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s humble opinion….and this particular video called “The Magnificient Ones”  is a stunning example of my opinion….as it features legendary 9 Olympic gold medal swimmer USA Mark Spitz….along…

Olympics – Special – The Rare Ones – Mens 800m – Peter Snell & Dave Wottle & Alberto Juantorena

DOG ASIDE: After posting over 1600 vintage sports, comedy and music videos here at Imasportsphile…..I have grown to have a particular liking for the works of certain sports film producers such as Ed and Steve Sabol at NFL Films along with Bud Greenspan and his Olympiad Series….which focuses on various Olympic events and the athletes…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Womens Discus Finals – HOL Ria Stalman & USA Leslie Denise

DOG ASIDE: Geertruida Maria (Ria) Stalman is a Dutch former athlete…..who during her athletic career she specialized in the shot put and discus….who won gold in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics women’s discus competition…..having been the Dutch champion in both disciplines 17 times. She has held the Dutch discus throw record since 1984.  The NTR program “Other Times Sport”…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – Mens Finals – USA VS YUG – 1st & 2nd Periods

DOG ASIDE: The water polo tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held from August 1 to August 10, 1984, at the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool in Malibu, California. The tournament featured 12 men’s teams, playing two rounds of round-robin play: preliminaries and finals.  Water polo was one of four Aquatics sports held at the 1984…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump – USA Norquist & USA Stones

  DOG ASIDE: USA’s Olympic high jumper Doug Nordquist is making his first attempt at 7′ 7″ at the ’84 L A Games in the first part of this video…..which is followed by an ABC New Brief with Peter Jennings….so I thought this would be a good place to give the longtime ABC news anchor…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – China High Jumper Zhu Jianhua

DOG ASIDE: At this point in the men’s high jump competition….there were 9 remaining competitors at the ’84 Olympics….CHN Liu Yunpeng, USA Dwight Stones, SWE Patrik Sjoberg, FIN Erkki Niemi, CHN Cai Shu, CAN Milt Ottey, CHN Zhu Jianhua (world record holder), USA Doug Nordquist and FGR Deiter Doegenburg….as the bar was at 7′ 4…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump Finals – SWE Patrik Sjoeberg

DOG COMMENTARY: As a sportsphile….when I look at each different sport from a “degree of difficulty” kind of rating system…..and when it comes to high jump….it doesn’t seem to require the skills that many other disciplines in sports require…..as I consider sports from a perspective of “eye-to-hand”….or “eye-to-foot”….even “eye-to-mind”….with speed, strength and reaction time/reflex by…