DOG ASIDE: This was the first Olympics without a boycott in 12 years….and this video covers the highlights of the pageantry the Opening Ceremony…..for in the world of sports….there is nothing more spectacular or rewarding than seeing the Opening Ceremony….as the host country always puts on a show to remember….and Seoul 1988 in definitely no…Details
On February 28, 1988….the US Hockey Team met the West German team in a final match of Group B in the 1988 Calgary Olympic Hockey….with each team needing a victory to make the final round…..and this video covers the first half of Period 2 in the match.
Olympics – 1988 Seoul – Highlights of Boxing Controversy & Interview With US Ambassador James Lilley
DOG ASIDE: Boxing at the 1988 Seoul was shrouded with controversy after controversy….starting with USA Andrew Hembrick being given the wrong time for his bout with a home grown Korean fighter….as he loses by a no-show…..USA Roy Jones being chosen the outstanding boxer at the Olympics by the International Amateur Boxing Federation….even after losing to…Details
In this video, Bob Costas narrates highlights of Seoul Olympic Boxing…..with great footage USA medal winners Michael Carbajal, Riddick Bowe, Kennedy McKinney, Ray Mercer & Andrew Maynard….then he provides highlights in Olympic Wrestling with USA medalists Dennis Kozlowski, John Smith, Kenny Monday, Bruce Baumgartner, Bill Shearer and Nate Carr.
DOG ASIDE: This video gives us wonderful highlights of the entire men’s and women’s Olympic Diving Competition at the 1988 Seoul Games…for this was historic stuff…..especially with USA Greg Louganis becoming the only Olympic diver in history to win gold in both platform and springboard diving in two consecutive Olympic games…..and Olympic gold medalist Pat…Details
DOG ASIDE: As if the tragedy of a close family member death isn’t difficult enough…..try competing for the gold medal in the Olympics in the 1988 Calgary Games immediately after receiving the news of a loved one passing…..cuz that is what USA Dan Jansen had to do on the day of the finals in the…Details
Ice Dancing at the Olympics is breathtaking and beautiful…..and the Viennese Waltz portion as seen in the video from Calgary in 1988….for I call this video, The Four B’s….Bestemianova, Bukin, Breathtaking, Beautiful…..as the Russian skaters Natalia Bestemianova and Andrei Bukin are well worth the watch.
DOG ASIDE: Viktor Vasyliovych Petrenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Васильович Петренко; born 27 June 1969) is a Ukrainian former competitive figure skater….who represented the Soviet Union….the Unified Team….and Ukraine during his career. He is the 1992 Olympic Champion for the Unified Team at Albertville, CN. Petrenko became the first flagbearer for Ukraine. Petrenko currently lives in the…Details
DOG ASIDE: David “Dave” James Wottle (born August 7, 1950) is a retired American middle-distance track athlete. He was the gold medalist in the 800 meter run at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Leading up to the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany….Wottle won the AAU 800 meter title before equaling the world record…Details