Olympics – 1968 Mexico City – Track – POL Irena Kirszenstein & USA Barbara Ferrell

DOG ASIDE: Irena Szewińska (born Irena Kirszenstein on 24 May 1946) is a retired Polish sprinter who was one of the world’s foremost athletes for nearly two decades, in multiple events.  She won gold in Tokyo in 1964 in the 4 x 100m relay and silver in the 200m and long jump….then gold in 1968…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Lightwt Boxing – KOR Yong Mo Heo VS PHI Efren Tabanas

DOG ASIDE: This boxing match at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the lightweight division between KOR Yong Mo Heo vs PHI Efren Tabanas is brought to you on the ABC Network….by none other than the famous sportscaster and boxing aficionado Howard Cosell….for there may have never been a more distinct voice and delivery than…

Olympics – 1956 Melbourne – Track – Mens 800m – USA Tom Courtney & GB Derek Johnson

DOG ASIDE: Thomas “Tom” William Courtney (born August 17, 1933) is a retired American athlete…winner of two gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics….who was born in Newark, New Jersey….as Tom Courtney came into national prominence while a student at Fordham University, winning the 1955 NCAA 880 yd (805 m) title.  An AAU champion in 400m…

Olympics – 1972 Munich – Mens Swimming – USA Mark Spitz Part 2

DOG ASIDE: Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American former competition swimmer….nine-time Olympic champion….and former world record-holder in seven events.  He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich….an achievement surpassed only by Michael Phelps….who won eight golds at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.  Spitz set new world…

Olympics – 1972 Munich – Mens Swimming – USA Mark Spitz – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: Bone Daddy gives credit where credit is due….saying that it is hard not to consider USA swimmer Mark Spitz the greatest swimmer to ever dive into a swimming pool….but he just can’t embrace the guy….cuz BD grew up in Midland, TX with a good friend, classmate and teammate of 1968 Mexico City Olympics…

Olympics – 1960 Rome – Track Mens 800m – BEL Roger Moens & NZL Peter Snell

DOG ASIDE: During the 1960 Rome Summer Olympics…track and field men’s 800m featured George Kerr of the West Indies, Belguim’s Roger Moens and New Zealand’s Peter Snell in a classic head to head to head competition.  The 800m has always provided historic competition during the Olympics…..and 1960 at Rome was no difference….as the outcome is…

Olympics – 1960 Rome – Mens 100m – USA Dave Sime & WGer Armin Hary

DOG ASIDE: David William “Dave” Sime (July 25, 1936 – January 12, 2016) was an American sprinter…..who was ranked as one of the fastest humans of all time….holding several sprint records during the late 1950’s.  Unable to make the 1956 Melbourne Olympics due to a leg injury in his first attempt to ride a horse….Sime…

Olympics – 1972 Munich & 1976 Montreal – Track – Mens 5000m & 10000m – FIN Lasse Viren

DOG ASIDE: Lasse Artturi Virén (born 22 July 1949) is a Finnish former long-distance runner….winner of four gold medals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics.  Born in Myrskylä, Finland, Virén recaptured the image of the “Flying Finns” promoted by runners like Hannes Kolehmainen, Paavo Nurmi, and Ville Ritola in the 1920’s. After his career…

Olympics – 1948 London – Track – Mens 800m – USA Mal Whitfield & GB Arthur Wendt

DOG ASIDE: The Olympic Games are revived in London’s Wembley Stadium after the Games had been on the shelf for twelve years….while taking time off for World War I and II.  Since the beginning of the modern olympics…. the men’s track and field 800m run has been a popular event because there have been some…