Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens Marathon – Middle Of Race

DOG ASIDE: The Women’s Marathon at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California (USA) was held on August 5, 1984. It was the first time a women’s marathon had been held at the Olympic Games. The 50 competitors came from 28 countries. 44 finished the race. The world record holder Joan Benoit of the…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 100m Semis & Mens 110m Hurdles Heats

DOG ASIDE: In the first heat of the women’s 100 m semi-finals….USA Evelyn Ashford, JAM Merlene Ottey-Page, JAM Grace Jackson and CAN Angella Taylor all moved on to the finals…..and in the 2nd heat of the women’s 100 m semi-finals….USA Alice Brown, USA Jeanette Bolden, FRA Rose Aimee Bacoul and CAN Angela Bailey moved on…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Finals – USA VS Spain – 1st Half Pt 2

DOG ASIDE: As the 1984 USA men’s basketball team rolled through the eight (8) game schedule to win the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympic Games…..the top three (3) scoring averages were Michael Jodan with 17.1 ppg….Chris Mullin with 11.6 ppg…..Patrick Ewing with 11.0 ppg….and Steve Alford with 10.3 ppg.  The top rebounders were…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 100m – Heat 2 – USA Alice Brown

DOG ASIDE: Alice Regina Brown (born September 20, 1960) is a retired American sprinter….who was a silver medalist in the 1984 Olympics in the women’s 100 m final in a time of 11.13 seconds. Noted for her fast start….she was the 1st leg runner in two US Olympic 4×100 Relay teams 1984–88….with both teams winning the…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 100m – Heat 1 – USA Evelyn Ashford

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….having run under the 11-second barrier over 30 times in her career…..and was the first to run under 11 seconds in an Olympic Games.  Ashford was ranked #1 in the…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 800m Semi Finals – Heats 1 & 2

DOG ASIDE: The men’s 800 m semi-finals consisted of two heats….with each heat being loaded with world class talents.  Heat 1 featured the young sensation from Brazil Joaquim Cruz….the experienced former world record holder from Great Britain Steve Ovett….the top American and NCAA Champion Earl Jones….and Kenya’s emerging star Edwin Koech….as this heat was so…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 110m Hurdles – Heat 3 – USA Roger Kingdom

DOG ASIDE: Roger Kingdom (born August 26, 1962) is a former sprint hurdler from the United States….who was an athlete that excelled at the high jump and discus in his formative years….as well as being a noteworthy American football player. He attended the University of Pittsburgh originally on a football scholarship but excelled on the school’s track…

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

DOG COMMENTARY: Sunday, August 5, 1984 proved to be one of the greatest days in sports that Bone Daddy had ever seen live…..as he sat in the stands with 95,000 other Olympic sports fans….who all inclusively were to be anointed by the oils of greatness being painted into legend on this historic day.  There were…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 110m Hurdles – Heats – USA Tonie Campbell

DOG COMMENTARY: Anthony Eugene “Tonie” Campbell (born June 14, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is an American Olympic bronze medalist….who finished in third place in the 110 m Hurdles at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.  Campbell qualified and participated in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California….taking 5th in the 110…

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