Olympics – 1948 London & 1952 Helsinki – Mens 800m – USA Mal Whitfield & JAM Arthur Wint

DOG ASIDE: Malvin Greston “Mal” Whitfield (October 11, 1924 – November 19, 2015) was an African-American athlete….goodwill ambassador….and airman. Nicknamed “Marvelous Mal”….he was the Olympic champion in the 800 meters at the 1948 London Olympics and 1952 Helsinki Olympics….and a member of the 1948 gold medal team in the 4 × 400 meters relay. Overall, Whitfield was a…

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Olympics – 1948 London – Track – Mens 100m & 200m Dash & 400m Relay – The Barney Ewell Story

DOG ASIDE: The 1948 Summer Olympics….officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad….were an international multi-sport event….which was held in London, England, United Kingdom.  After a 12-year hiatus because of World War II….these were the first Summer Olympics since the 1936 Games in Berlin.  The event came to be known as the Austerity Games….because…

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Olympics – 1932 Los Angeles & 1936 Berlin – Track – Mens 800m – GB Tom Hansen & USA John Woodruff

DOG ASIDE: The track and field men’s 800m run has produced some of the most dramatic finishes in Olympic history……as this video provides evidence to that fact in both the 1932 Los Angeles Games and the 1936 Berlin Games.  Prior to the 1932 Olympics…..Great Britain had won the men’s 800m run at the prior three…

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Olympics – 1936 Berlin & 1952 Helsinki – Track – Womens 4 x 100m Relay Finals

DOG ASIDE: Over the course of 16 years and 4 Olympic Games from 1936 in Berlin to 1952 in Helsinki…..the USA Women’s 4 x 100m Relay Teams were the beneficiaries of tragic misfortunes to teams from Germany and Australia…..allowing the USA to win two gold medals….like gifts from above….as the team from Germany at the…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens Marathon – Start Of Race

DOG ASIDE: This video covers the start of the first ever women’s marathon at The Olympic Games….and what a history making event it would turn out to be….cuz at the conclusion of this race won by Joan Benoit of the USA….the energy at the Los Angeles Coliseum would be the catalyst for Bone Daddy and…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Marathon – Part 4 – The 26 Mile Mark

DOG ASIDE: As Joan Benoit passed the 26 mile mark and headed to the Los Angeles Coliseum for the final lap in the first ever women’s Olympic marathon…..running the 3rd fastest women’s marathon of all time…..the Los Angeles Olympic crowd of 93,607 spectators rose to their feet…..providing a standing ovation that reached epic proportions by…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens Marathon – Part 3 – Grete Waitz & Joan Benoit

DOG ASIDE: Grete Waitz (1 October 1953 – 19 April 2011) was a Norwegian marathon runner and former world record holder. In 1979, she became the first woman in history to run the marathon in under two and a half hours. She won nine New York City Marathons between 1978 and 1988….more than any other…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Bantamwt Boxing – MEX Hector Lopez VS NGR Joe Orewa

DOG ASIDE: Héctor López Colín (February 1, 1967 – October 24, 2011) was a Mexican boxer…..who was the NABF and WBO NABO Light Welterweight Champion.  He also won an Olympic Silver medal for Mexico in the Bantamweight division.  During his run to the Olympic Silver medal….he first defeated Johny Asadoma (Indonesia) with a KO 3….then defeated Joe…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Basketball – USA VS CAN – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 USA Olympic Women’s Basketball Team was loaded with talent going into the Los Angeles Games…..consisting of Teresa Edwards, Lea Henry, Lynette Woodard, Anne Dovovan, Cathy Boswell, Cheryl Miller, Janice Lawrence, Cindy Noble, Kim Mulkey, Denise Curry, Pam McGee and Carol Jean Menken-Schaudt. On August 5, 1984, the USA took on Team…

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