Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Synchronized Swimming Duet – MEX Claudia Novelo & Pilar Ramirez

DOG ASIDE: This particular video features the Mexican synchronized swimming duet of Claudia Novelo and Pilar Ramirez Laguna….who competed in the finals of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics synchronized swimming duet competition…..finishing 8th in the final tally at the Olympics.  This duet also participated in the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela….claiming the bronze…

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Olympics 1984 Los Angeles Synchronized Swimming HOL Catrien Eijken & Marijke Engelen

DOG ASIDE: Although this video sounds like it was recorded under water…..ABC’s Ester Williams and Donna de Varona provided wonderful color commentary about the sport of synchronized swimming and how it is judged….as this video is the duet routine of Catrien Eijken and Marijke Engelen of the Netherlands (Holland). Both Catrien and Marijke competed in both the…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens 3m Springboard Finals – Dive 1 Round

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Jack Whitaker and Cynthia Potter bring the viewer the 1st dive round of the finals competition of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics men’s 3 m springboard diving….an event that featured the following twelve finalists…..FIN Juha Ovaskainen, FRG Dieter Doerr, MEX Jorge Mondragon, AUS Steve Foley, FRG Albin Killat, MEX Carlos Giron, ITA…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens 3 m Springboard Finals – Dive 2 Round

DOG ASIDE: This video starts out with the one and only….Greg Louganis….with his 2nd of 11 rounds of dives in the 1984 Los Angles Olympics Men’s 3 m Springboard Diving competition….as ABC’s color commentator says of the dive that “Louganis just seems like he is suspended in air”….now, I know I am a dog….but a…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Men’s Qualifying – USA VS Spain – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY: Continuing with my opinion that the 1984 USA Olympic men’s basketball team was the best all amateur USA team ever to “squeak the sneeks” on any Olympic basketball court….here is a breakdown of the centers on this USA team as follows: Patrick Aloysius Ewing, Sr. is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame basketball…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Qualifying – USA VS Spain – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics USA men’s basketball team played the Spaniards in the qualifying round…..while eventually meeting them again in the gold medal game…and neither were much of a game….as the Yanks flat blew them away….both times…101 – 68 in this game on this video clip….and 96 – 65 in the finals.…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing- Heavywt Gold Fight – USA Tyrell Biggs VS ITA Francesco Damiani

DOG ASIDE: Francesco Damiani is an Italian former professional boxer….who as an amateur won a silver medal in the super heavyweight division at both the 1982 World Amateur Boxing Championships and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….after losing the gold medal fight to USA Tyrell Biggs.  He was the first WBO heavyweight champion….also holding the European heavyweight title. Damiani began his…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Lt Welterwts – USA Jerry Page VS THA Dhawee Umponmaha

DOG ASIDE: Jerry Louis Page was an American boxer….who won the light welterweight gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….who also a year earlier won a silver medal at the 1983 Pan American Games. His path to gold in the ’84 Games came as follows….a 1st round bye….followed by a defeat of Helmut Gertel…

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