Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Discus Throw – USA Mac Wilkens – 1st Throw

DOG ASIDE: Mac Maurice Wilkins (born November 15, 1950) is an American athlete….who competed mainly in the discus throw. Wilkins competed for the United States in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada in the discus throw….where he won the gold medal with a distance of 221′ 5″ to defeat Wolfgang Schmidt of East Germany by four…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Finals – 6th Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: USA Greg Louganis ran away with both gold medals in the men’s 3 m springboard and the men’s 10 m platform diving competitions at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….but there was a serious “dive-for-dive” contest going on for the silver medal in platform diving…..as USA Bruce Kimball and CHN Li Hongzheng were attacking…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Finals – 7th Dive Round

DOG COMMENTARY: I want to shed a little light on USA’s 1984 Olympic Men’s Platform Diver Bruce D. Kimball….who won a silver medal for the 10 meter platform at the 1984 Summer Olympics….placing behind fellow teammate Greg Louganis. The truth be known….had Kimball been in many other Olympic platform diving events other than one where a…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform Finals – 8th Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: Albin Killat (born January 1, 1961 in Munich, Bayern) is a retired diver from Germany….who is best known for twice winning the gold medal in the men’s 3m springboard event at the European Championships (1987 and 1991).  Killat represented West Germany in two consecutive Summer Olympics…starting in 1984 (Los Angeles, California). He ended…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Mens Platform – Final Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: The men’s platform diving competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was basically over by the time the competition started….cuz USA Greg Louganis was simply “head and shoulders” better than the rest of the competition in the field…..having won the preliminary round by 88 points over CHN Li Konzheng, Chan Tong Hui and…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley

DOG ASIDE: Thomas J. “Tom” Bradley (December 29, 1917 – September 29, 1998) was the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles….serving from 1973 to 1993….as he was the only African-American mayor of that city….and his 20 years in office mark the longest tenure by any mayor in the city’s history. His 1973 election made him the second…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Photography At The Olympics

DOG ASIDE: If it were not for the sports photographers….sports fans all over the world would have a big void in their mental portfolio of great moments in sports….and this ABC profile of photography at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….provides the viewer with a very good understanding of how the Olympics athletes deal with…

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Olympics 1984 Los Angeles ABC Profile – Sailing With Superman

DOG ASIDE: How often does anyone get to sail with Superman….but that is exactly what ABC’s Kathleen Sullivan got to do….as evidenced by this video by this video….and even though the video sounds like it had been recorded under water….it really gives a good view of sailing with actor Christopher Reeves…..the man who was known…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – The Missions Of California

DOG ASIDE: The Spanish missions in California comprise a series of 21 religious outposts….which were established by Catholic priests of the Franciscan order between 1769 and 1833….in order to expand Christianity among the Native Americans northwards into what is today the U.S. state of California. The missions were part of a major effort by the Spanish…

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