Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – 100 m & Broad Jump & Shot Put & High Jump

DOG COMMENTARY: After the 1st event of the 100 m dash in the men’s decathlon….GBR Daley Thompson with a time of 10.44 took an 89 point lead on the decathlon world record holder FGR Jurgen Hingsen. By the time Thompson set an Olympic decathlon record broad jump of 26′ 3 1/2″….even though Hingsen had a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – Broad Jump

DOG ASIDE: In this the final jump of the three (3) broad jumps that the competitors get in the Olympic decathlon….both Jurgen Hingsen of Germany and Daley Tompson of Great Britain….set personal best on this phase of the men’s decathlon…..to keep the race for the gold medal close and competitive between these two outstanding athletes.…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Decathlon – High Jump – GBR Daley Thompson & FGR Jurgen Hingsen

DOG ASIDE: As the 1984 Olympic decathlon competition moves to the high jump phase….GBR Daley Thompson has a significant lead on FGR Jurgen Hingsen….as the high jump is one of Hingsen’s best disciplines in the decathlon….but the big German injures his foot while clearing a height of 6′ 8″…..putting a dark cloud on his ability…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Sailing – Yachting USA Robbie Haynes & Olympic Advertisers

DOG COMMENTARY: There is a distinct reason that from a financial standpoint….the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics were the most successful Olympics in the history of the Olympic Games…it simply made more money!…..and to this lil ole sportsphiles opinion….the man directly responsible for it’s success was USOC President Peter Ueberroth….and his brilliant guidance of Olympics into…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Sailing & Yachting – Highlights – All Classes With Bill Fleming

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Bill Fleming covers the highlights of every class in the sailing and yachting competitions at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….including Windglider (Surfboard)….Finn, 470 and Flying Dutchman (Dinghy)….Tornado (Catamaran)….and the Star and Soling (Keelboats)….as the Americans posted the most successful team sailing competition in the history of Olympics sailing at the 1984 Los…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Synchronized Swimming Figures – USA Tracey Ruiz & CAN Sharon Hambrook

DOG ASIDE: Ester Williams and Donna de Varona bring the synchronized swimming figures competition….which also serves as the solo and duet scores for the entire competition. Featured in this video is USA Tracey Ruiz….who not only wins gold in the solo competition….but also in the duet competition with teammate Candy Costie…..as Ruiz is followed by…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – News Brief – ABC Peter Jennings

DOG COMMENTARY: In this video clip of an ABC News Brief with Peter Jennings….the first piece of news is regarding the 1984 campaign for US President between Walter Mondale and Ronald Reagan….as Mondale accuses the President of “vodoo economics”….with the 2nd story being about unrest in Egypt and Saudi Arabia regarding attacks on ships in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Kayak – Womens 500 m Singles Semi-Finals – USA Shelia Conover

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Although this video sounds like it was recorded under water (sorry for the disfunction)…this semifinals heat featuring USA Shelia Conover, GBR Leslie Smithers and CAN Lucy Gay….it ends in a photo finish between the three kayaks….a heat that brought the crowd to it’s feet for the last 50 m….in a truly great race.

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Fencing – Mens Team Epee – FRA Philippe Boisse VS FGR Volker Fischer

DOG COMMENTARY: In this men’s fencing team epee finals match at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles…Philippe Boisse of France verses Germany’s Volker Fischer…as the Frenchman Boisse had already the gold medal in Fencing men’s individual epee….and winning silver as a result of this video match….adding to the gold medal he won in the Team…