Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200 m Heats – USA Carl Lewis

DOG ASIDE: In this the first heat of the 2nd round of the men’s 200 m at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..USA Carl Lewis was on his way to winning his 3rd gold medal….for this incredible athlete was in the process of placing himself in the annals of Olympic track and field history….along side the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200 m Heats – ITA Pietro Mennea & CAN Desai Williams

DOG ASIDE: Pietro Mennea was an Italian sprinter and politician….as he was most successful in the 200 m event….in which he won a gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics….and set a world record at 19.72 seconds in September 1979. This record stood for almost 17 years….he longest duration in the event history….and it s still…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – Pole Vault – USA Tim Bright & Javelin – FGR Jurgen Hingsen

DOG ASIDE: Tim Bright is a retired American decathlete and pole vaulter…..who represented the US in the decathlon at the 1984 Olympics…and as seen in this video….he sets a new Olympic Record of 17 ft 8 1/2 in. …..while picking up 1143 points in the L.A, Olympics pole vault event.  He also represented the US in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – High Jump & ABC News Brief

DOG COMMENTARY: This video starts with the decathlon high jump at a height of 6 ft. 9 1/4 in…..featuring USA John Chirt, CAN Dave Steen and SUI Patrick Vetterli….and since the ABC color commentator is Dwight Stone….a dbl bronze medal winner at the 1972 Munich Games and the 1976 Montreal Games….as he really gives some…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – 100 m & Javelin Throw

DOG ASIDE: Jim McKay brings these highlights of the men’s decathlon at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….while also teaching the viewer how the points system works in the decathlon competition….which is really interesting….as he shows us a replay of the 100 m finish…..then Hingsen’s throw in the discus which cuts the point lead significantly….after which…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – 100 m & Broad Jump & Shot Put & High Jump

DOG COMMENTARY: After the 1st event of the 100 m dash in the men’s decathlon….GBR Daley Thompson with a time of 10.44 took an 89 point lead on the decathlon world record holder FGR Jurgen Hingsen. By the time Thompson set an Olympic decathlon record broad jump of 26′ 3 1/2″….even though Hingsen had a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – Broad Jump

DOG ASIDE: In this the final jump of the three (3) broad jumps that the competitors get in the Olympic decathlon….both Jurgen Hingsen of Germany and Daley Tompson of Great Britain….set personal best on this phase of the men’s decathlon…..to keep the race for the gold medal close and competitive between these two outstanding athletes.…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – High Jump – GBR Daley Thompson & FGR Jurgen Hingsen

DOG ASIDE: As the 1984 Olympic decathlon competition moves to the high jump phase….GBR Daley Thompson has a significant lead on FGR Jurgen Hingsen….as the high jump is one of Hingsen’s best disciplines in the decathlon….but the big German injures his foot while clearing a height of 6′ 8″…..putting a dark cloud on his ability…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Sailing – Yachting USA Robbie Haynes & Olympic Advertisers

DOG COMMENTARY: There is a distinct reason that from a financial standpoint….the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics were the most successful Olympics in the history of the Olympic Games…it simply made more money!…..and to this lil ole sportsphiles opinion….the man directly responsible for it’s success was USOC President Peter Ueberroth….and his brilliant guidance of Olympics into…