DOG ASIDE: I have always had the opinion that athletes have to be just a little bit crazy to play the game of hockey….I mean, first you put a bunch of aggressive ice skaters….who can achieve rapid speed on a pair of razor sharp blades called ice skates…..then you put them in pads so they…Details
DOG ASIDE: The 1932 Los Angeles Olympics provided sports fans with some really memorable moments and athletes….and one of my favorite moments was in track and field in the men’s 5000m….a race that had been owned in Olympic history by the Flying Finns….as Lehtinen is the world record holder in this event going into the…Details
With the Americans winning gold at the Lake Placid Winter Games in 1980….the expectations of each the Olympic team to follow were higher…and the same goes for the 1988 squad…..who in this video clip is playing a must win game against the West Germans….just to have a chance to get into medal contention.
DOG ASIDE: The Soviet Union dominated the ice hockey competition….winning every match to take their sixth Olympic gold in eight Winter Games. East German sledders fully demonstrated their prowess at the Trebević track….as Wolfgang Hoppe and Dietmar Schauerhammer clinched gold in both bobsleigh events….while Bernhard Lehmann and Bogdan Musiol secured both silvers. Led by Steffi Martin, who won…Details
DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Winter Olympics at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia left some lasting impressions of great athletes on the sports worlds…..American skier Phil Mahre….runner-up in 1980 at Lake Placid….won the slalom event and saw his twin brother Steve secure the silver medal.….in biathlon, Eirik Kvalfoss of Norway and Peter Angerer of West Germany won six medals between…Details
DOG ASIDE: There is absolutely no sportscaster who is better at wrapping up an Olympic Games than Jim McKay….as he just has a way of shining a light on the athletes….their events….and the drama surrounding those events…..including the comedy and the tragedy that becomes inner twined with the saga of the Olympic stories as they…Details
DOG ASIDE: This video gives the viewer an inside look at American athletes training for the Olympic Modern Pentathlon at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX…..for it was decided in 1955….by the Department of Defense….that the Army Base at Ft. Sam (that’s what we Texans call it) would become the national training center for…Details
DOG ASIDE: On April 12, 1980….President Jimmy Carter announces that the U.S. will boycott the Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Moscow that summer. The announcement came after the Soviet Union failed to comply with Carter’s February 20, 1980, deadline to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. The Soviet military invaded Afghanistan in 1979 to…Details