Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Finals – 8th Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: Albin Killat (born January 1, 1961 in Munich, Bayern) is a retired diver from Germany….who is best known for twice winning the gold medal in the men’s 3m springboard event at the European Championships (1987 and 1991).  Killat represented West Germany in two consecutive Summer Olympics…starting in 1984 (Los Angeles, California). He ended…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform – Final Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: The men’s platform diving competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was basically over by the time the competition started….cuz USA Greg Louganis was simply “head and shoulders” better than the rest of the competition in the field…..having won the preliminary round by 88 points over CHN Li Konzheng, Chan Tong Hui and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley

DOG ASIDE: Thomas J. “Tom” Bradley (December 29, 1917 – September 29, 1998) was the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles….serving from 1973 to 1993….as he was the only African-American mayor of that city….and his 20 years in office mark the longest tenure by any mayor in the city’s history. His 1973 election made him the second…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Photography At The Olympics

DOG ASIDE: If it were not for the sports photographers….sports fans all over the world would have a big void in their mental portfolio of great moments in sports….and this ABC profile of photography at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….provides the viewer with a very good understanding of how the Olympics athletes deal with…

Olympics 1984 Los Angeles ABC Profile – Sailing With Superman

DOG ASIDE: How often does anyone get to sail with Superman….but that is exactly what ABC’s Kathleen Sullivan got to do….as evidenced by this video by this video….and even though the video sounds like it had been recorded under water….it really gives a good view of sailing with actor Christopher Reeves…..the man who was known…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – The Missions Of California

DOG ASIDE: The Spanish missions in California comprise a series of 21 religious outposts….which were established by Catholic priests of the Franciscan order between 1769 and 1833….in order to expand Christianity among the Native Americans northwards into what is today the U.S. state of California. The missions were part of a major effort by the Spanish…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Equestrian Horse Show Jumping 2nd Round 10 Jump Course

DOG ASIDE: It is very interesting what goes into setting up a course of 10 fences for the 2nd round course at the Olympics Equestrian Show Jumping Competition….as ABC’s Bill Steinkraus and Chris Schenkel describe to the viewer prior to the start of the 2nd round jumps.  When you get to look at these jumps…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Volleyball – Mens Finals – USA VS Brazil & In Studio Player Interview

DOG ASIDE: This video starts off with a news report by ABC’s Kathleen Sullivan regarding a helicopter crash on the freeway near the Los Angeles Coliseum….just before the 1984 Olympics Closing Ceremony was to begin….then switches to ABC’s Frank Gifford….who brings the viewer highlights of the final game of the gold medal men’s volleyball match…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Womens Finals – USA VS Korea – End 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: The USA women’s Olympic basketball team was coached by Pat Summit (prior Head)….who was unquestionably the best women’s basketball coach ever….that is until Coach Gino Auriemma showed up at the University of Connecticut in 1985…..for as of 2016, Coach Gino has 11 Women’s NCAA Titles on his resume…..and still going strong having won…