Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Miler Steve Scott

DOG ASIDE: Steve Scott is an American male track and field athlete….who is considered by some….to be one of the greatest mile runners in American history. The silver medalist in the 1500 meters at the inaugural IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki in 1983….Scott owns the U.S. indoor record in the 2000 meters (4:58.6-1981).  He…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Henry Marsh – Steeple Chase

DOG ASIDE: Henry Dinwoodey Marsh is a retired runner from the United States….who made four U.S. Olympic teams….1976 Montreal Olympics, 1980 Moscow Olympics (boycotted by USA), 1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul Olympics….when entering the men’s track 3000 meter steeplechase event during the 1984 Olympics…Marsh was ranked #2 in the world. On race day for…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Carl Lewis

DOG ASIDE: At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles….Carl Lewis was entered into four events with realistic prospects of winning each of them….and thereby matching the achievement of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Lewis started his quest to match Owens with a convincing win in the 100 m, running 9.99 s to defeat…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Track – Relays & Passing The Baton

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In this ABC Olympics profile…..O J Simpson gives the viewer a learning lesson on the skill of properly passing the baton in a relay race….providing a good understanding why so many relay races are won and lost….just by mastering or not mastering the skill of passing the baton.

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Pole Vault USA Earl Bell & FRA Thierry Vigneron

DOG ASIDE: Earl H. Bell is a former world record-holding pole vaulter from the United States….winner of the bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics….and current coach to a number of the nation’s top men and women vaulters. At his last Olympic appearance, Bell finished fourth at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Pole Vault – USA Mike Tulley

DOG COMMENTARY: The pole vault competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was a battle between two Americans….Earl Bell & Mike Tulley…..and two Frenchman….Thierry Vigneron & Pierre Quinon….as each were world record holders….and breakers for that matter….within the 12 months leading up to The Games.  Tulley is facing his third and final attempt at 18…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Highlights – Carl Lewis Broad Jump & Joaquim Cruz 800m & Valerie Brico-Hooks 400m

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Jim McKay provides the viewer with video highlights of USA Carl Lewis winning the broad jump competition…..followed by USA Valerie Brisco-Hooks victory celebration after winning the women’s 400 m…..and USA Roger Kingdom’s gold medal 110 m hurdles gold medal race…..followed by a live satellite feed of Brazil’s Joaquim Cruz during the live…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 200m – 2nd Heat – JAM Grace Jackson & USA Randy Givens

DOG ASIDE: Grace Jackson is a retired Jamaican athlete….who competed mainly in the 100 meters and 200 meters….reaching the 100 m and 200 m finals in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and 1988 Seoul Olympic Games….and the 200 m final in Barcelona in 1992.  Her breakthrough performance was at the 1988 Seoul Olympics….where she won a silver medal in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200 m Heats – USA Thomas Jefferson

DOG ASIDE: Thomas Theodore Jefferson is an American former athlete who competed mainly in the 200 meter dash….winning the bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Kent State University….where he was an outstanding sprinter….as Jefferson’s only real problem was that he was running at a time…