Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Volleyball – Mens Medal Ceremony USA Gold & Boxing – USA Tyrell Biggs

DOG ASIDE: This video starts off with the announcing of the decision in the Olympics boxing super heavyweight division finals between USA Tyrell Biggs vs Italy’s Francesco Damiani….with Biggs taking the gold medal on a 4 – 1 split decision….followed by ABC’s Howard Cosell interviewing Biggs…..and the fighter giving praise to God for his strength…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – Medal Ceremony – YUG Gold & USA Silver

DOG ASIDE: Although the USA Olympics men’s water polo team went undefeated…..resulting from the tie with Yugoslavia in the finals of the men’s water polo competition….the Americans lost the gold to Yugoslavia when their total goal differential for the entire competition came up short of the Yugoslavs….leaving the Yanks with the silver medal…..as you could…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump – USA Norquist & USA Stones

  DOG ASIDE: USA’s Olympic high jumper Doug Nordquist is making his first attempt at 7′ 7″ at the ’84 L A Games in the first part of this video…..which is followed by an ABC New Brief with Peter Jennings….so I thought this would be a good place to give the longtime ABC news anchor…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – China High Jumper Zhu Jianhua

DOG ASIDE: At this point in the men’s high jump competition….there were 9 remaining competitors at the ’84 Olympics….CHN Liu Yunpeng, USA Dwight Stones, SWE Patrik Sjoberg, FIN Erkki Niemi, CHN Cai Shu, CAN Milt Ottey, CHN Zhu Jianhua (world record holder), USA Doug Nordquist and FGR Deiter Doegenburg….as the bar was at 7′ 4…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump Finals – SWE Patrik Sjoeberg

DOG COMMENTARY: As a sportsphile….when I look at each different sport from a “degree of difficulty” kind of rating system…..and when it comes to high jump….it doesn’t seem to require the skills that many other disciplines in sports require…..as I consider sports from a perspective of “eye-to-hand”….or “eye-to-foot”….even “eye-to-mind”….with speed, strength and reaction time/reflex by…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump Finals – USA Doug Nordquist

DOG ASIDE: This video shows both USA Doug Nordquist and CHN Liu Yunpeng first attempts at 7’51/4″ at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics high jump competition.  The action is brought by ABC commentators Al Michaels and Jane Frederick…..as Frederick was the first world record holder in the women’s heptathlon. What I especially enjoyed watching on…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump Finals – USA’s Doug Nordquist & USA Dwight Stones

DOG ASIDE: Douglas (“Doug”) Nordquist is a retired male high jumper from the United States…..who competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics where he ended up in fifth place with a jump of 2.29 meters…and was the US track high jump champion in 1986 and 1988….placing second at the 1984 Olympic Trials behind distant cousin Dwight Stones. He competed…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 4 x 400m Relay Finals – USA Gold

DOG ASIDE: I don’t remember if I ever mentioned this….but I just love the track relay events….both men’s and women’s…..especially when it is the USA teams in the Olympic Games….cuz the red, white and blue are all over the Olympic history books….and this group of ladies in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics track women’s 4…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 400 m Hurdles – MAR Nawal El Moutawakel

DOG ASIDE: There are some stories in sports that just bring a smile to my face…..and the story on this video is one of those….every time I watch….I just smile and feel good….cuz for the first time in the history of the country of Morroco to compete in the Olympics…..they win a medal….and not just…

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