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

DOG ASIDE: This 1980 World Invitational Track + Field Meet was held in Peking, China  just prior to the 1980 Moscow Olympic Game that the peanut picking US President Jimmy Carter decided to  boycott…..thus establishing with this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile forever that THE WORST TICS ARE POLI-TICS….as it will forever be our opinion that…

Track + Field – 1985 – 4th World Cup Special – Donna De Varona Interviews 200m Winner Kirk Baptiste

DOG ASIDE: Kirk Baptiste (born June 20, 1962) is a retired American track and field athlete…..who mainly competed in the 100m and 200m for the United States….as he did at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States….where he won the silver medal in the 200m with a time of 19.96 seconds. This was the first time anyone had broken…

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – CBS Sports Halftime Show – Featuring Olympic Gold Medal Winner Wilma Rudolph For The NCAA

DOG ASIDE: Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American sprinter from Clarksville, Tennessee….who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion….and international sports icon in track and field following her successes in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games.  Rudolph competed in the 200-meter dash and won a bronze medal in the 4 × 100-meter relay at the 1956 Melbourne  Summer Olympics….after which she won three gold medals in…

Track + Field – 1985 – ABC Sports 4th World Cup Special Feature – Donna De Varona Interviews 800m Winner AFR Sammy Koskei

DOG ASIDE: Sammy Koskei (born 14 May 1961) is a former Kenyan middle distance runner who specialized in the 800m dash….as one of the best Kenyan 800m competitors in the 1980’s with some really fast times…. but he lacked success at the international major championships. His breakthrough year was 1982 when the youngster broke 1:45 second barrier for the first…

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…