Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Volleyball – Men’s Finals – USA VS Brazil – Game 3

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics men’s volleyball tournament was the 6th edition of the event….organized by the world’s governing body the Federation International of Volleyball (FIVB)  in conjunction with the International Olympic Committee (IOC)….as it was held in Long Beach,California…with the finals between the USA vs Brazil on Saturday, August 11, 1984.  Siince…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – Mens Finals – USA VS YUG – 3rd & 4th Period

DOG COMMENTARY: The finals in the men’s water polo competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics on Friday, September 10th…had the opportunity to set US Olympic history….as the USA teams had never won the gold medal in their 80 years of competing in the Olympics.  At the end of the 3rd period, the USA had…

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…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Volleyball – Mens Medal Ceremony USA Gold & Boxing – USA Tyrell Biggs

DOG ASIDE: This video starts off with the announcing of the decision in the Olympics boxing super heavyweight division finals between USA Tyrell Biggs vs Italy’s Francesco Damiani….with Biggs taking the gold medal on a 4 – 1 split decision….followed by ABC’s Howard Cosell interviewing Biggs…..and the fighter giving praise to God for his strength…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – Medal Ceremony – YUG Gold & USA Silver

DOG ASIDE: Although the USA Olympics men’s water polo team went undefeated…..resulting from the tie with Yugoslavia in the finals of the men’s water polo competition….the Americans lost the gold to Yugoslavia when their total goal differential for the entire competition came up short of the Yugoslavs….leaving the Yanks with the silver medal…..as you could…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump – USA Norquist & USA Stones

  DOG ASIDE: USA’s Olympic high jumper Doug Nordquist is making his first attempt at 7′ 7″ at the ’84 L A Games in the first part of this video…..which is followed by an ABC New Brief with Peter Jennings….so I thought this would be a good place to give the longtime ABC news anchor…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – China High Jumper Zhu Jianhua

DOG ASIDE: At this point in the men’s high jump competition….there were 9 remaining competitors at the ’84 Olympics….CHN Liu Yunpeng, USA Dwight Stones, SWE Patrik Sjoberg, FIN Erkki Niemi, CHN Cai Shu, CAN Milt Ottey, CHN Zhu Jianhua (world record holder), USA Doug Nordquist and FGR Deiter Doegenburg….as the bar was at 7′ 4…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump Finals – SWE Patrik Sjoeberg

DOG COMMENTARY: As a sportsphile….when I look at each different sport from a “degree of difficulty” kind of rating system…..and when it comes to high jump….it doesn’t seem to require the skills that many other disciplines in sports require…..as I consider sports from a perspective of “eye-to-hand”….or “eye-to-foot”….even “eye-to-mind”….with speed, strength and reaction time/reflex by…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump Finals – USA Doug Nordquist

DOG ASIDE: This video shows both USA Doug Nordquist and CHN Liu Yunpeng first attempts at 7’51/4″ at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics high jump competition.  The action is brought by ABC commentators Al Michaels and Jane Frederick…..as Frederick was the first world record holder in the women’s heptathlon. What I especially enjoyed watching on…