Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – 1972 Munich Marathon Gold Medalist Frank Shorter

DOG ASIDE: Frank Charles Shorter (born October 31, 1947) is an American former long-distance runner who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Munich Olympics….followed by the silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.  His Olympic successes, along with the achievements of other American runners, are credited with igniting the running boom…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Weightlifting – The Shortest Sport In Time On Field

DOG ASIDE: When a sport is considered by how long it takes to compete in order to win a competition….the sport that turns out to have less time on the field, court, mat, stage….whatever….is weightlifting…for this is a sport that is measured in very few actual minutes (less than three) that the athletes are actually…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Womens Finals – USA VS Korea – 2nd Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: It is this lil ole Chiweenie sportsphile’s opinion that Cheryl Miller was the best women’s basketball player ever….for one simple reason….she had a man’s game….that’s right, a power filled “in-your-face” sorta game that most great women players didn’t have….but the reason for this is also simple (man, isn’t it just awesome how simple…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Advertizement – Salute Al Oerter From 7 – 11 Stores

DOG COMMENTARY: The incredible Al Oerter….an athlete of the highest order…had many articles written about him and his achievements….had many video pieces done with Oerter as a featured athlete….but this rare piece of tribute to the “one-n-only” Al Oerter by 7-11 Stores….was only aired during ABC’s 16 day coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic…

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

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 USA Olympics Women’s Basketball Team was quite possibly the best team ever assembled for the American squad…..featuring certainly one of the very best women’s basketball player ever….Cheryl Miller….the sister of NBA Indiana Pacers Hall of Fame player Reggie Miller….along with a cast of great women’s college players including Ann Donovan, Theresa…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Qualifying – USA VS Canada – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 USA Olympic Basketball Team was the last of the group to be 100%  made up of collegiate players who were true amateurs….as the original Dream Team of the best players in the country….be it amateur or professional….were to show up at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.  This final all amateur US team…

Olympics 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Billy Mills – 1968 Mens 10K Gold Medalist

DOG ASIDE: William Mervin “Billy” Mills, also known as Makata Taka Hela (born June 30, 1938)…is the second Native American (after Jim Thorpe) to win an Olympic gold medal….as he accomplished this feat in the 10,000 meter run (6.2 mi) at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics….becoming the only person from the Western hemisphere to win the…

DOG ASIDE: James “Jim” Ray Hines (born September 10, 1946) is a retired American track and field athlete….who held the 100 m world record for 15 years….as he was the first sprinter to officially break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters with fully automatic timing….running an electronically timed 9.95 to win the 1968 Olympics…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Introduction To Day 13 With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: Day 13 on ABC at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games opens with Jim McKay as he sets the stage for the upcoming events to be covered…..as he passes the introduction of the day to Al Michaels at the Los Angeles Coliseum for the days events in track and field….followed by Jack Whitaker…