Olympics – 1972 Munich – Track – Mens 5000m & 10000m – FIN Lasse Viren – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: At the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich….Lasse Virén won both the 5,000 and the 10,000 meter events.  At the 10,000 meters final held on 3 September, Virén broke Ron Clarke’s 7-year-old world record….despite falling in the twelfth lap after getting tangled with Emiel Puttemans….as Tunisia’s Mohamed Gammoudi also fell after being tripped by Viren’s…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Profile Of Jesse Owens – 1936 Berlin Olympics

DOG COMMENTARY: ABC’s Frank Gifford presents a wonderful piece in tribute to a truly spectacular athlete…..and even better person….Jesse Owens…..and since there have been many tributes to this American icon…..this one is just a little more special….cuz it’s from this lil ole Chiweenie sportsphile….which I am quite sure that I am the only one of…

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

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

Olympics 1984 Los Angeles – Interview – ABC Frank Gifford With Bullet Bob Hayes

DOG ASIDE: Robert Lee “Bullet Bob” Hayes (December 20, 1942 – September 18, 2002) was an Olympic sprinter turned American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys.  An American track and field athlete….he was a two-sport stand-out in college in both track and football at Florida A&M University. He was…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Super Heavywt Boxing & Profile Of Jesse Owens

DOG ASIDE: This video gives the viewer an early in his career look at a future great heavyweight boxing champions….and definitely the best heavyweight champion to ever come out of Canada….cuz this fight is a super heavyweight Olympic gold medal bout between CAN Lennox Lewis vs PAK Mohammad Yousef…..as this fight is followed by an…

Olympics – 1948 London – Track – Mens 100m – USA Harrison Dillard & Barney Ewell imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: William Harrison “Bones” Dillard (born July 8, 1923) is an American former track and field athlete, the only male so far to win Olympic titles in both sprinting and hurdling events.  At the trials for the 1948 Summer Olympics, however, Dillard failed to qualify for the 110 m hurdles event….though he qualified as…

Olympics – 1932 Los Angeles – Track Mens 5000m – FIN Lauri Lehtinen & USA Ralph Hill

DOG ASIDE: The 1932 Los Angeles Games provided a great deal of controversy in track and field….in the men’s 100m and 200m with Ralph Metcalfe and Eddie Tolan….but also in the men’s 5000m run with the head to head photo finish with FIN Lauri Lehtinen and USA Ralph Hill….as the crowd in attendance believed that…

Olympics – 1932 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 100m – USA Ralph Metcalfe & Eddie Tolan

DOG ASIDE: This video shows vividly two of greatest controversies in Olympic history…..as USA sprinters Ralph Metcalfe and Eddie Tolan in the 100m was the 1st controversy with a photo finish that shows at both men break the tape at the same time….but officials gave the victory to Tolan….saying his whole body crossed the finish…

Olympics – 1968 Mexico City – Track – Mens 800m – AUS Doubell & KEN Kiprugut

DOG ASIDE: The Men’s 800 metres competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico.  The events were held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 13–15.  The competition had seven heats in the first round….two semi-finals….and a final. The top two in the first round heats progressed….as did the four fastest non-qualifiers. The…