Special – 1977 – Sportsworld – Muhammad Ali Indoor Track Meet & World Womens Gymnastics Championship

DOG COMMENTARY:   Back in the mid-to-late 1970’s, all three (3) major networks….ABC, CBS and NBC…. all had weekend sports specials that brought a variety of different sports from all over the world….as ABC had it’s highly acclaimed Wide World of Sports hosted by the inimitable Jim McKay…..CBS had Sports Saturday / Sunday hosted by Pat O’Brien and/or Tim…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Water Polo & Grecco Wrestling & Team Cycling & Swimming & Rowing

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1984 Los Angeles Olympics telecast by ABC Sports takes place on Day 8 of the Games….as hosted by Kathleen Sullivan and Frank Gifford….which covers five (5) major events througout the day including the men’s water polo match between the USA vs Spain….followed by men’s grecco roman wrestling with Pasquale Passarelli of Germany…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens – 3m Diving & Boxing & Pole Vault & 200m Dash & Basketball Semis

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games were truly one of the best performances ever by the USA Olympic Team….and the coverage by ABC Sports was equal to the task of bringing the Games live and in color throughout the entire Olympics.   On this the 8th day of competition…..ABC leads off with…

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…