Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Sailing – Highlights Finals – 470 Class & Tornado Class & Flying Dutchman

DOG ASIDE: The 470 was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1984 Summer Olympics program in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California….where seven races were scheduled with 56 sailors on 28 boats, from 28 nations competed…..with Spain’s Luis Doreste and Roberto Molina winning gold….USA Steven Benjamin and Chris Steinfeld winning silver…..and France’s Thierry…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Men’s Platform Prelims – Dive 10 Round

DOG ASIDE: Each of the following divers placed in the top 10 in the men’s platform diving competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….so I thought I would give you a little background on each of them as follows: Albin Killat is a retired diver from Germany….who is best known for twice winning the gold medal…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Prelims – Dive 8 Round

DOG ASIDE: In this the 8th round of dives in the men’s 10 m platform diving competition of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….USA Greg Lougnis leads off with a front 3 1/2 somersault in pike which is absolutely a gorgeous dive…..as Louganis is followed by China’s Li Kongzheng….who is leading the competition going into the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Prelims – Dive 7 Round

DOG ASIDE: The 7th round of the preliminary dives of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics men’s 10 m platform diving competition starts off with Li Kongzheng of China….who is leading the prelims after 6 dives….performing an inward 3 1/2 somersault in the pike position….which has a degree of difficulty of 3.4…..then comes Japan’s Masashi Nakashima…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Prelims – Dive 5 Round

DOG ASIDE: ABC diving commentators Cynthia Potter and Jack Whitaker provide a great deal of insight as to why from dive 5th to the 10th round of dives…..there is no degree of difficulty….so the divers can do as difficult a dive as they choose….to which USA Greg Louganis and CHN Li Hongping are doing the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Synchronized Swimming Duet – FRA Pascale Besson & Muriel Hermine

DOG ASIDE: Featured in this video is the French synchronized swimming duet of Pascale Besson and Muriel Hermine at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….as this team from France place 7th in the finals of the duet competition.  Muriel Hermine also captured 7th place in the solo in Los Angeles…..then competed in the 1988 Seoul Olympics…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Synchronized Swimming Duet – MEX Claudia Novelo & Pilar Ramirez

DOG ASIDE: This particular video features the Mexican synchronized swimming duet of Claudia Novelo and Pilar Ramirez Laguna….who competed in the finals of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics synchronized swimming duet competition…..finishing 8th in the final tally at the Olympics.  This duet also participated in the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela….claiming the bronze…

Olympics 1984 Los Angeles Synchronized Swimming HOL Catrien Eijken & Marijke Engelen

DOG ASIDE: Although this video sounds like it was recorded under water…..ABC’s Ester Williams and Donna de Varona provided wonderful color commentary about the sport of synchronized swimming and how it is judged….as this video is the duet routine of Catrien Eijken and Marijke Engelen of the Netherlands (Holland). Both Catrien and Marijke competed in both the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens 3m Springboard Finals – Dive 1 Round

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Jack Whitaker and Cynthia Potter bring the viewer the 1st dive round of the finals competition of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics men’s 3 m springboard diving….an event that featured the following twelve finalists…..FIN Juha Ovaskainen, FRG Dieter Doerr, MEX Jorge Mondragon, AUS Steve Foley, FRG Albin Killat, MEX Carlos Giron, ITA…