Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Men’s Springboard Prelims

DOG ASIDE: The standings in the 1984 Olympics Men’s Springboard Diving competition after four (4) dives were Greg Louganis – USA – 179.55 pts….followed by China’s Li Hongping with 178.47 pts….then Tan of China with 170.19 pts…..then came Italy’s Italiani with 169.29 pts….with 5th place being held by USA’s Ron Merriott with 165.99 pts  The…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Show Jumping – FGR Paul Schockemohle On Deister

DOG ASIDE: Paul Schockemöhle (born March 22, 1945, in Mühlen, Oldenburg) is a former German showjumper….and is the brother of Alwin Schockemöhle….another leading German rider. He was three times European Champion on his best horse Deister….which he rode to a FGR team bronze at Los Angeles in 1984….having won a team silver at the 1976 Montreal…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Show Jumping – Great Britian & Spain

DOG ASIDE: The Equestrian Events at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics included Show Jumping, Dressage and Eventing…as all three disciplines had both individual and team competitions. The equestrian sports were held at Santa Anita Racetrack….which offered stabling for up to 2100 horses….a grandstand with almost 16000 seats….managed by experienced horsemen. However, this was the first time…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Flyweights – Paul Gonzales VS Jose Marcelino Bolivar

DOG ASIDE: Paul Garza Gonzales (born April 18, 1964 in Pecos, Texas) was a Mexican American boxer….who won the light flyweight gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics.  Gonzales was the winner of the Val Barker Trophy for Outstanding Boxer at those Games….after having won a silver medal the previous year at the 1983 Pan…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jumping – USA Joseph Fargis on Touch of Class

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy was at Santa Anita Park Raceway on Sunday, August 12th….for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Equestrian Individual Show Jumping Competition….as this was the first equestrian show jumping event that BD had ever seen live.  Santa Anita was packed with 16,000+ fans….who were all “dressed to the nines”…..meaning that they had their Sunday…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian – Show Jumping – USA Joseph Fargis on Touch of Class

DOG ASIDE: Joseph Halpin Fargis IV (born April 2, 1948) is an American show jumping champion….who participated in the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles….where he won a gold medal in the individual jumping with the American-bred Thoroughbred bay mare named Touch of Class….also participating on the American winning team in the Team Jumping competition in Los…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Flywts – USA Steve McCrory VS MAW Peter Ayesu

DOG ASIDE: Steve McCrory (April 13, 1964 – August 1, 2000) was an American boxer….who won the Flyweight Gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics. A year earlier he won a bronze medal at the 1983 Pan American Games.  During the Los Angeles Olympics….McCrory had five fights on his way to winning the gold medal…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Gymnastics – Womens Vault – USA Tracee Talavera

DOG ASIDE: Tracee Ann Talavera (born September 1, 1966) is an American retired artistic gymnast of Mexican-American descent….who competed for the United States at the Olympics and World Championships…..who was the 1981 and 1982 U.S. National All-Around Champion….and a member of the silver medal-winning American team at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. She won the U.S. Olympic…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Decathlon Pole Vault & Mens 1500 Heats

DOG ASIDE: Pole vaulting is a track and field event in which a person uses a long, flexible pole (which today is usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to jump over a bar. Pole jumping competitions were known to the ancient Greeks, Cretans and Celts. It has been a full…