Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & FIeld – Mens Pole Vault – USA Doug Lytle

DOG ASIDE: The Men’s Pole Vault event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California had an entry list of 19 competitors….with two qualifying groups (19 jumpers) before the final (12) took place on Wednesday August 8, 1984.  This video covers USA Doug Lytle’s first attempt at 18 ft 1/2 in  vault in the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – Javelin & BBC Special On Daley Thompson

DOG ASIDE: Great Britain’s now legendary decathlete Daley Thompson opened the 1980 Olympic season with a world decathlon record of 8,648 points at Götzis, Austria in May….following this with a comfortable gold medal win at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.  After a quiet 1981 season….he raised the world record to 8,730 points….then in September at the European…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Pole Vault – USA Earl Bell & FRA Thierry Vigneron

DOG ASIDE: Thierry Vigneron (born March 9, 1960 in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine) is a retired French pole vaulter….who in the 1980’s was among the world’s leading pole vaulters. He broke the world record in the event four times….and was the last man to hold the world record (for less than 24 hours in August 1984) before…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Pole Vault – Finals – USA Mike Tully

DOG ASIDE: Michael Scott “Mike” Tully (born October 21, 1956) is an American pole vaulter….who represented the United States twice in the Olympics….earning a silver in 1984 Los Angeles Games….as he held the American pole vault record from 1984 to 1985.  Tully won the first two World Cup competitions in 1977 and 1979 at the IAAF World…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens Broad Jump – USA Mike McRae

DOG ASIDE: Michael (“Mike”) Keith McRae (born July 9, 1955 in Pembroke, North Carolina) is a retired long jumper from the United States….who represented his native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California….where he finished in eleventh place.  McRae competed for Chabot College in Hayward, California….where he was the national champion….winning the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 100m Semis & Mens 110m Hurdles Heats

DOG ASIDE: In the first heat of the women’s 100 m semi-finals….USA Evelyn Ashford, JAM Merlene Ottey-Page, JAM Grace Jackson and CAN Angella Taylor all moved on to the finals…..and in the 2nd heat of the women’s 100 m semi-finals….USA Alice Brown, USA Jeanette Bolden, FRA Rose Aimee Bacoul and CAN Angela Bailey moved on…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Finals – USA VS Spain – 1st Half Pt 2

DOG ASIDE: As the 1984 USA men’s basketball team rolled through the eight (8) game schedule to win the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympic Games…..the top three (3) scoring averages were Michael Jodan with 17.1 ppg….Chris Mullin with 11.6 ppg…..Patrick Ewing with 11.0 ppg….and Steve Alford with 10.3 ppg.  The top rebounders were…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 100m – Heat 2 – USA Alice Brown

DOG ASIDE: Alice Regina Brown (born September 20, 1960) is a retired American sprinter….who was a silver medalist in the 1984 Olympics in the women’s 100 m final in a time of 11.13 seconds. Noted for her fast start….she was the 1st leg runner in two US Olympic 4×100 Relay teams 1984–88….with both teams winning the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 100m – Heat 1 – USA Evelyn Ashford

DOG ASIDE: Evelyn Ashford (born April 15, 1957 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American retired track and field athlete….and the 1984 Olympic champion in the 100-meter dash….having run under the 11-second barrier over 30 times in her career…..and was the first to run under 11 seconds in an Olympic Games.  Ashford was ranked #1 in the…