Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Women’s Marathon – Part 5 – Final Results

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games provided an outcome in track and field competition…..that spurned my Bone Daddy to choose to go on a mission from God….which entailed that he see at least one live event in every sport in these Summer Games… and the outcome of the women’s marathon…..provided the catalyst to…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Highlights Of Yachting & Judo & Baseball – USA vs Dominican Republic

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Frank Gifford brings the viewer highlights of events in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games that are not typically shown in television coverage of the Olympics…..like yachting, where USA competitors are in the race for gold in every class of Olympic yachting competition….then in judo. where USA Ed Liddie unexpectedly wins the…

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Olympics – 1972 Munich – Track – Mens 5000m & 10000m – FIN Lasse Viren – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: At the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich….Lasse Virén won both the 5,000 and the 10,000 meter events.  At the 10,000 meters final held on 3 September, Virén broke Ron Clarke’s 7-year-old world record….despite falling in the twelfth lap after getting tangled with Emiel Puttemans….as Tunisia’s Mohamed Gammoudi also fell after being tripped by Viren’s…

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Olympics – The 1972 Deaf Games – An Inside Look At USA Deaf Athletes

DOG ASIDE: I have always contended that all HUMANS like to compete in sports…..especially those whom others say that they can’t compete because the can’t walk….or talk….or hear….or run….or what…..cuz it doesn’t matter who or where….folks just like to compete in sports….and this video about the 1972 Deaf Olympics is sufficient evidence of my contention.…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Profile Of Jesse Owens – 1936 Berlin Olympics

DOG COMMENTARY: ABC’s Frank Gifford presents a wonderful piece in tribute to a truly spectacular athlete…..and even better person….Jesse Owens…..and since there have been many tributes to this American icon…..this one is just a little more special….cuz it’s from this lil ole Chiweenie sportsphile….which I am quite sure that I am the only one of…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track Womens 100m – Evelyn Ashford & Alice Brown

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.  She ran under the 11-second barrier over 30 times….becoming the first woman to run under 11 seconds in an Olympic Games.  As a 19-year-old, Ashford finished 5th in…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Mens Swimming 100m Freestyle – USA Rowdy Gaines

DOG ASIDE: Ambrose “Rowdy” Gaines, IV (born February 17, 1959) is an American former competition swimmer….U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member…. three-time Olympic gold medalist….and member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. He is currently the chief fundraiser for USA Swimming….as well as a swimming analyst for television networks ESPN and NBC….including coverage of…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Basketball – Profile Of The McGee Twins

DOG ASIDE: In 2012, the Reign of Troy paid homage to two Trojans for Black History Month….because it’s not every day that one gets to acknowledge a set of twins that left a lasting impression on a university. Paula and Pamela McGee….the third (and fourth) elements of the All-Star team that was USC in the…

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