Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Men’s – USA VS Canada – 1st Half Part2

DOG ASIDE: Trials for the USA Men’s Olympic Basketball Team were held in April 1984 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana….where seventy players attended the trials.  Kentucky post players Sam Bowie and Melvin Turpin chose to skip the trials to concentrate on the upcoming 1984 NBA Draft….as Keith Lee of Memphis State, Len…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Finals – USA VS Spain – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 United States men’s Olympic basketball team competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles representing the United States….as the team was coached by Indiana Hoosiers coach Bob Knight….winning the gold medal against Spain in the final game….for it was the last amateur U.S. team to win an Olympic gold medal in men’s…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Chinese Diver Hongping Li

DOG ASIDE: Hongping Li (Chinese: 李宏平; born 14 February 1963) is a Chinese former diver who competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics….was an NCAA champion and two-time Olympian…. who has been one of the most successful NCAA coaches for more than a decade….as the head diving coach at USC…..was named to the position on July 1,…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Men’s Springboard Prelims – 11th Dive

DOG ASIDE: This video covers the 11th and final dive of the Olympic Men’s 3 meter diving preliminary competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Games…..featuring the dives of USA Greg Louganis, GBR Christopher Snode, USA Ron Merriott, CHN Li Hongping, ITA Piero Italiani and VEN Carlos Isturiz…..coming to the viewer from the Olympic Swim Center on…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Rowing – Womens Eights Finals

DOG ASIDE: Coming into the 1984 Olympic women’s eights rowing competition….the Romanian team had won five (5) straight gold medals in the other five women’s rowing events….as the USA team consisting of Kristen Thorsness, Kristine Norelius, Shyril O’Steen, Carie Graves, Kathy Keeler, Harriet Metcalf, Betsy Beard, Carol Bower and Jeanne Flanagan….beat out the Romanians in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Synchronized Swimming – Duet Finals – GBR Wilson & Holmyard

DOG ASIDE: This video starts out with an introduction of Ester Williams…..the famous movie star and American competitive swimmer….who set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim team….as Williams was unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics….cuz of the outbreak of World War II…after…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Syncronized Swimming – Duet Finals – GBR Holmyard & Wilson

DOG COMMENTARY: Jim McKay and Ester Williams come to us from the Olympic Swim Center for the finals in the duet competition of synchronized swimming on August 9, 1984….as this video clip features Great Britian’s Caroline Holmyard & Carolyn Wilson.  Although Bone Daddy had never seen synchronized swimming before….he came away with a tremendous appreciation…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Springboard – Final Dive

DOG ASIDE: By the time the men’s springboard diving finals reached the final dive at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….USA Greg Louganis had an insurmountable lead for the gold medal of almost 70 points…..that is how good this man was…..but the real race was for silver and bronze….with only 0.21 points separating CHN Tan Liangue…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Men’s Decathlon – Pole Vault & Hurdles & Discus

DOG ASIDE: Francis Morgan Ayodélé “Daley” Thompson, CBE (born 30 July 1958) is an English former decathlete….who won the decathlon gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Games and 1984 Los Angeles Games….breaking the decathlon world record four times.  With four world records….two Olympic gold medals….three Commonwealth titles….and wins in the World and European Championships….Thompson is considered by…