Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Closing Ceremony – Host Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: For every Sportsphile out there in the world….the Closing Ceremony telecast for any Olympic Games is a bit of a sad day….cuz the Olympics are over….and the Olympic fans won’t get to view another for four years…..and the wait seems to be endless….but the Closing Ceremony for the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics…

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Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Figure Skating & Ice Dancing

DOG ASIDE: Ice dancing is a discipline of figure skating that draws from ballroom dancing….as it joined the World Figure Skating Championships in 1952….and became a Winter Olympic Games medal sport in 1976.  As in pair skating, dancers compete as a couple consisting of a man and a woman.  Ice dance differs from pair skating…

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Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Figure Skating Special – John Curry & Dorothy Hamill Return To Olympics

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Jim McKay brings the viewer of this video clip a blast from the past in Olympic Figure Skating at the 1980 Lake Placid Games…. as past Olympic Champions John Curry and Dorothy Hamill return to the ice at the Olympics to perform a special added attraction at the Lake Placid Games.  I…

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Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Highlights – USA Hockey At The Olympics – All Games

DOG COMMENTARY: This video is definitely one of my favorites….for sure on the top ten list out of thousands of videos ….as it gives a game by game highlight coverage of each and every game the USA Hockey Team played at the Lake Placid Games ….all the way to Finland in the finals….cuz I love…

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Special – The Chipperfields Circus – High Wire Act – Host Zero Mostel

DOG ASIDE: Host Zero Mostel does a delightful job of introducing the various acts on this television special of The Chipperfield’s Circus…..the most popular touring circus in Europe and especially Endland for year……and in this video segment we get to see one of the fabulous high wire acts that the circus was known for……Man, don’t…

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Boxing – 12 Rnd WBA Welterwt Title – Champ Thomas Hearns VS Randy Shields

DOG ASIDE: Thomas “Hitman” Hearns was 30 – 0 when he defended his WBA Welterweight Title against Randy Shields in April of 1981…..as he was well on his way to a long and successful boxing career….one which garnered him five different titles in five different weight classes.  His opponent Randy Shields was a world class…

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Boxing – 10 Rnd Middleweight Bout – Thomas Hearns VS Ernie Singletary

DOG ASIDE: Thomas Hearns is the only boxer in boxing history to win world championship belts in five (5) different weight classes….as his tall slender body as a young welterweight boxer allowed him to gain fifty (50) pounds during his long successful career….which gave him the opportunity to record this achievement.  This December 1981 fight…

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Boxing – 10 Rnd Middleweight Bout – Thomas Hearns VS Jeff McCracken

DOG ASIDE: Thomas “Tommy” Hearns (born October 18, 1958) is an American former professional boxer….nicknamed the “Motor City Cobra” and more famously “The Hitman”….for he was known as a devastating puncher with a serious knockout punch.  Hearns was tall and slender….a build which allowed him to move up over fifty pounds in his career….becoming the…

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Special – The Chipperfields Circus – Lion Tamer – Host Zero Mostel

DOG ASIDE: The famous English Chipperfield’s Circus has entertained crowds all over Great Britain and Europe for years and years…..and they are known for their acrobatic acts, clown acts and animal acts…..whereas this video provides evidence at to the level of animal acts that they presented….and the Lion Tamer is without question at the top…

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