Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200m Final – USA Carl Lewis

DOG COMMENTARY: Carl Lewis is an American former track and field athlete….who won 10 Olympic medals including nine gold….and 10 World Championships medals including eight gold. His career spanned from 1979 to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired.  Bone Daddy saw Carl run the 100 m and broad jump at…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving Womens Springboard Prelims & Track Mens 110m Hurdles Heats

DOG ASIDE: This video covers the women’s 3m springboard diving competition prelims….including the 6th and 7th dives in qualifying for the finals…USA divers Chris Seufart and Kelly McCormick….as Kelly is the daughter of springboard and platform diving gold medalist Pat McCormick at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics in Finland…..and the double gold winner again at the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Decathlon Pole Vault & Mens 1500 Heats

DOG ASIDE: Pole vaulting is a track and field event in which a person uses a long, flexible pole (which today is usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to jump over a bar. Pole jumping competitions were known to the ancient Greeks, Cretans and Celts. It has been a full…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Track 800m – BRA Joaquim Cruz

DOG ASIDE: Joaquim Carvalho Cruz (born March 12, 1963 in Taguatinga, Distrito Federal) is a former Brazilian athlete….who won the men’s 800m dash at the 1984 Summer Olympics….as he is still today one of only five men to run the 800 m in less than 1:42 minutes. Cruz was born in Taguatinga, in Distrito Federal was the son…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Decathlete FRG Juergen Hingsen

DOG ASIDE: Jürgen Hingsen (born 25 January 1958) is a former West German decathlete….who won several medals at international championships and Olympic Games in the 1980’s….holding the decathlon world record in 1982….and again from 1983 to 1984….when his rivalry with British decathlete Daley Thompson….proved one of the most exciting in athletics during the 1980’s.  This 2…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Sprinter Evelyn Ashford

DOG ASIDE: Evelyn Ashford (born April 15, 1957 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American retired track and field athlete….and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic champion in the 100-meter dash….as she ran under the 11-second barrier over 30 times….becoming the first to run under 11 seconds in an Olympic Games.  As a 19-year-old, Ashford finished 5th in the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – 400m Hurdler USA Edwin Moses

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy was at the Los Angeles Coliseum on the day that USA Edwin Moses won the 400m hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..as BD refers to seeing him win his 2nd Olympic gold medal as one of the great moments in his career as a Sportsphile seeing live sporting events…..for Moses…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profiles – GBR’s Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe & The Development of the USOC

DOG ASIDE: This video gives us a look at how the Brittish view the Olympics from a piece produced by the BBC (Brittish Broadcasting Corportation)…..and their ardent following of their two best 800m and 1500m runners….Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe…..both world class and world champions….which then morphs into an ABC Profile with Jim Lampley on how…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Special – Road To Moscow – Discus Thrower USA Al Oerter

DOG COMMENTARY: Alfred Oerter, Jr. (September 19, 1936 – October 1, 2007) was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw. He was the first athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympics….and is an inductee of the IAAF Hall of Fame.  Oerter began his…