Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 4 x 100 m Relay Finals – USA Gold

DOG ASIDE: In the women’s 4 x 100 m relay in track and field at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..the USA team was heavily favored to win gold….with Alice Brown (2nd in the 100 m dash) running the 1st leg….followed by Jeanette Bolden (4th in the 100 m dash) running the 2nd leg…..then Chandra Cheeseborough…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 1500m Semifinals – USA Spivey & GBR Cram & GBR Ovett

DOG ASIDE: This 2nd semifinal heat of the men’s 1500 m run at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….featured 3 runners who could break the world record in the race…..GBR Steve Cram, GBR Steve Ovett and USA Jim Spivey…..as the race is brought to the viewer by ABC’s Al Micheals and Marty Liquori…..and since Liquori was…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Winning 1st Medal In Olympic History

DOG ASIDE: In this video….ABC’s Jim McKay presents a profile of athletes who have won the 1st ever medal in Olympics history for their country…..like Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco….when she won the women’s 400 m hurdles at the ’84 Olympics…..and Gabriel Tiacoh in the men’s 400 m dash in track and field….who won silver for…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 400m Finals – USA Alonzo Babers Gold

DOG ASIDE: Leading up to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….the track men’s 400 m dash had been mostly dominated by USA Antonio McKay throughout the year leading up to the ’84 Olympics…..having commented on many occasions, with a certain amount of arrogance, that he was the man to beat in the Games…..but as the competitors…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 4 x 400m Relay Finals – USA Gold

DOG ASIDE: The USA men’s 4 x 400 m relay…..1st leg Sunder Nix….2nd leg Ray Armstead….3rd leg Alonzo Babers….4th leg Antonio McKay….run away with the gold medal in Los Angeles in 1984 in a time of 2:57.92…..with the team from Great Britain of Kriss Akabusi, Todd Bennett, Phil Brown, Garry Cook win the silver medal…..and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 4 x 100 m Relay Finals – USA Gold 2

DOG COMMENTARY: In the course of the last 5 years…..I have watched every foot of video tape that Bone Daddy has regarding the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….and one of my very favorites is this video clip right here….the finals in the men’s 4 x 100 m relay….a single time around the track at lightning speeds….with…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – Discus Throw

DOG ASIDE: The discus throw in the men’s decathlon at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was the 7th event of the 10 events in the competition….and going into the discus, GBR Daley Thompson was 109 points ahead of FGR Jurgen Hingsen in 2nd after 6 events…..while Thompson was 302 points ahead of FGR Wentz in…

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…