Gymnastics – 1985 – Special – Heroes Story Of The 1984 Olympic Gold Medal USA Mens Gymnastics Team

The results of the men’s team all-around competition….which was one of eight events for male competitors in artistic gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles….when the compulsory and optional rounds took place on July 29 and 31 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.  The final outcome of the men’s team all-around competition saw the USA win the gold medal for the 1st…

Cycling & Distance Running – 1984 – Special – Highlights Of Race Across America +Distance Running In 1984

The Race Across America, or RAAM, is an ultra-distance road cycling race held across the United States that started in 1982 as the Great American Bike Race.  In length the RAAM is comparable to the Tour de France….but the races differ to a great extent. The courses of both races have varied over the years….however, in the Race Across America, the direction has always been from the west…

Diving – 1979 – Special – World Belly Flop + Cannonball Championship – With Jim Lampley

One of the real characters of the World Bellyfop Championships Competition was a contestant named Butts Giraud….who was a Canadian entrepreneur, musician, author and a former professional football player and a professional wrestler in North America and England….whereas, we have video proof that Giraud’s greatest talent were displayed when he won the world belly-flop and cannonball championships in 1975,…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championship – Womens Floor Exercise Finals – USA Mary Lou Retton

The American Cup, formerly known as the AT&T American Cup through a sponsorship arrangement that ended in 2018….is an elite senior level international gymnastics competition that has been held in the United States since 1976….when it is usually held in March or February of each year….which In 2011, it became part of the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) Artistic Gymnastics…

Figure Skating – 1987 – European Pairs Championship Finals – URS Ekaterina Gordeeva + Sergei Grinkov

In August 1981, figure skaing coach Vladimir Zaharov paired the 11-year-old Katerina Gordeeva with the 15-year-old Sergei Grinkov…..when because Grinkov frequently missed practice….Coach Zaharov eventually insisted that Gordeeva pair with someone else….but she refused. Instead, the pair changed coaches….as Gordeeva and Grinkov won the 1985 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado…..and the following year they won the…

Daredevils – 1986 – ABC Special – Evil Knievel – The Master Of Daredevil Stunts – With Jim McKay

Daredevils are defined in Websters as “recklessly and often ostentatiously daring”….daredevil….noun…..Definition of daredevil is a recklessly bold person….and there was never a daredevil quite like Evil Knievel….I mean….even the name emits the definition of daredevil in real life….and what a daredevil he was….cuz he used the element of speed to accentuate his daredevil mantra….whether the speed came from…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Kentucky Derby Special – Dave Johnson + Al Michaels On The Horses In The Field

DOG ASIDE: This ABC production of the 1987 Kentucky Derby features Al Michaels and Dave Johnson at the mikes….and since we have tons of Al Michael footage here at ImaSportsphile…..we’ll take this opportunity to focus some light on Dave Johnson. As an American announcer and sportscaster….Dave Johnson is best known for his work in horse racing with ABC and NBC  Sports….and…

Figure Skating – 1988 – World Championships – Ladies Solo Free Skate Final – GDR Katarina Witt

The 1988 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Budapest, Hungary in March…..as medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles (as seen in this video herewith), pair skating, and ice dancing. Katarina Witt (born December 3, 1965) is a retired German figure skater….who won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany….first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics….and the second at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. She is a four-time World Champion (1984, 1985, 1987,…