Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Pole Vault – Finals – USA Mike Tully

DOG ASIDE: Michael Scott “Mike” Tully (born October 21, 1956) is an American pole vaulter….who represented the United States twice in the Olympics….earning a silver in 1984 Los Angeles Games….as he held the American pole vault record from 1984 to 1985.  Tully won the first two World Cup competitions in 1977 and 1979 at the IAAF World…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Broad Jump – USA Mike McRae

DOG ASIDE: Michael (“Mike”) Keith McRae (born July 9, 1955 in Pembroke, North Carolina) is a retired long jumper from the United States….who represented his native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California….where he finished in eleventh place.  McRae competed for Chabot College in Hayward, California….where he was the national champion….winning the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens Marathon – Middle Of Race

DOG ASIDE: The Women’s Marathon at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California (USA) was held on August 5, 1984. It was the first time a women’s marathon had been held at the Olympic Games. The 50 competitors came from 28 countries. 44 finished the race. The world record holder Joan Benoit of the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 100m Semis & Mens 110m Hurdles Heats

DOG ASIDE: In the first heat of the women’s 100 m semi-finals….USA Evelyn Ashford, JAM Merlene Ottey-Page, JAM Grace Jackson and CAN Angella Taylor all moved on to the finals…..and in the 2nd heat of the women’s 100 m semi-finals….USA Alice Brown, USA Jeanette Bolden, FRA Rose Aimee Bacoul and CAN Angela Bailey moved on…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 100m – Heat 2 – USA Alice Brown

DOG ASIDE: Alice Regina Brown (born September 20, 1960) is a retired American sprinter….who was a silver medalist in the 1984 Olympics in the women’s 100 m final in a time of 11.13 seconds. Noted for her fast start….she was the 1st leg runner in two US Olympic 4×100 Relay teams 1984–88….with both teams winning the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 800m Semi Finals – Heats 1 & 2

DOG ASIDE: The men’s 800 m semi-finals consisted of two heats….with each heat being loaded with world class talents.  Heat 1 featured the young sensation from Brazil Joaquim Cruz….the experienced former world record holder from Great Britain Steve Ovett….the top American and NCAA Champion Earl Jones….and Kenya’s emerging star Edwin Koech….as this heat was so…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 110m Hurdles – Heat 3 – USA Roger Kingdom

DOG ASIDE: Roger Kingdom (born August 26, 1962) is a former sprint hurdler from the United States….who was an athlete that excelled at the high jump and discus in his formative years….as well as being a noteworthy American football player. He attended the University of Pittsburgh originally on a football scholarship but excelled on the school’s track…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 100m Finals – Evelyn Ashford & Alice Brown

DOG COMMENTARY: Sunday, August 5, 1984 proved to be one of the greatest days in sports that Bone Daddy had ever seen live…..as he sat in the stands with 95,000 other Olympic sports fans….who all inclusively were to be anointed by the oils of greatness being painted into legend on this historic day.  There were…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 400m Hurdles Finals – USA Edwin Moses

DOG COMMENTARY: The man who ran 19 steps at the start and 13 steps between hurdles….that dominated the men’s 400 m hurdles race from 1977 until this date of August 5, 1984….cuz that’s when USA Edwin Moses became an American sports legend of the highest order.  Here was a man who had won gold at…