Olympics – 1972 Munich – Track – Mens 800m – USA Dave Wottle

DOG ASIDE: David “Dave” James Wottle (born August 7, 1950) is a retired American middle-distance track athlete.  He was the gold medalist in the 800 meter run at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.  Leading up to the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany….Wottle won the AAU 800 meter title before equaling the world record…

Olympics – 1972 Munich – Mens Basketball – USSR VS USA

DOG ASIDE: This video of the 1972 Munich Olympics men’s basketball game between the USSR vs USA provided as much drama….except for the terrorist attack on Israeli team….which was horrible for HUMANITY….but the loss by the USA basketball team to the Russians was about as bad as international basketball can ever be….especially on an official’s…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – USA Pernell “Sweatpea” Whitaker VS Reinir Gies WGermany – With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: In this video you get to watch a really good Olympic boxer at the 1984 L A Games……Pernell “Sweatpea” Whitaker…..as he fought West German Reinir Gies…..who didn’t have many boxing skills…..but was a pretty tough street fighter….not always clean if you know what I mean.  Anyway, just hearing Howard making the call for…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Horse Jumping – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY: Most folks don’t know this about me….but this lil ole Chiweenie dog finds herself laughing at how people with “their where with all”….have their places that they like to show off their wealth…..not all the time….but at the right time, for them….like the opera, the ballet, equestrian show jumping, Holywood red carpet, et…

Olympics – 1976 Montreal – Track – Mens 800m – CUB Alberto Juantorena

DOG ASIDE: The 1976 Montreal Olympics provided a wonderful race in track and fields men’s 800m final…..with Alberto Juantorena (CUB) taking gold…..Ivo Van Damme (BEL) gaining silver…..and Rick Wohlhuter (USA) receiving bronze…..but the real story came when Juantorena also won the men’s 400m…..becoming the first person in Olympic history to accomplish this feat…..and this video gives the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Super Heavywt Boxing – Lennox Lewis VS Mohammad Yousuf

DOG ASIDE: Lennox Claudius Lewis (born 2 September 1965) is a retired boxer….and the last undisputed world heavyweight champion.  He holds dual British and Canadian citizenship….and as an amateur boxer he won a gold medal representing Canada at the 1988 Olympic Games after defeating future heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe in the final.  Lewis became undisputed champion…

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…