Figure Skating – 1982 – Special – Peggy Fleming Performance Of A Butterfly Lovers Concerto In China

This video showcases one of America’s most elegant athletes to ever perform….figure skater Peggy Fleming…who was sent as an unofficial ambassador for the opening of US / China relationships…..and she chose to perform a Chinese written piece called The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto….which has since become a universally performed piece….and the people of China loved it….as…

Diving – 1979 – Special – World Belly Flop + Cannonball Championship – With Jim Lampley

One of the real characters of the World Bellyfop Championships Competition was a contestant named Butts Giraud….who was a Canadian entrepreneur, musician, author and a former professional football player and a professional wrestler in North America and England….whereas, we have video proof that Giraud’s greatest talent were displayed when he won the world belly-flop and cannonball championships in 1975,…

MLB – 1869 To 1969 – Special – The History Of The World Series – With Host Barry Tompkins

The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in North America, contested since 1903between the American League (AL) champion team and the National League (NL) champion team. The winner of the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff, and the winning team is awarded the Commissioner’s Trophy.[1] As the series is played during the fall season in North America, it is sometimes…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Kentucky Derby Trophy Presentation – Winner Ferdinand With Bill Shoemaker

Ferdinand (March 12, 1983 – 2002) was a Thoroughbred racehorse that won the 1986 Kentucky Derby and 1987 Breeders’ Cup Classic. He was voted the 1987 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. He entered stud in 1989 and was later sold to a breeding farm in Japan in 1994. At the age of 19, Bill Shoemaker was making so much money….as much as $2,500 each…

MLB – 1981 – NBC Sports Special – Tribute To Nolan Ryan Breaking Sandy Koufax Record Of 4 No Hitters

Houston Astros Pitcher Nolan Ryan established a Major League Baseball pitching record on September 26, 1981….when he broke Dodgers Sandy Koufax MLB record of 4 no hitters pitched….when he basically insured a 5 – 0 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers….while on his way to a record of throwing 7 no-hitters in his 27 year career.  …

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championship – Womens Floor Exercise Finals – USA Mary Lou Retton

The American Cup, formerly known as the AT&T American Cup through a sponsorship arrangement that ended in 2018….is an elite senior level international gymnastics competition that has been held in the United States since 1976….when it is usually held in March or February of each year….which In 2011, it became part of the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) Artistic Gymnastics…

Figure Skating – 1987 – European Pairs Championship Finals – URS Ekaterina Gordeeva + Sergei Grinkov

In August 1981, figure skaing coach Vladimir Zaharov paired the 11-year-old Katerina Gordeeva with the 15-year-old Sergei Grinkov…..when because Grinkov frequently missed practice….Coach Zaharov eventually insisted that Gordeeva pair with someone else….but she refused. Instead, the pair changed coaches….as Gordeeva and Grinkov won the 1985 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado…..and the following year they won the…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – What It Is Like To Be A Mike Tyson Sparring Partner -With Barry Tompkins

There is so much HBO Boxing content in our ImaSportsphile library….in which Barry Thompkins is the lead fight commentator along side of Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant during the entire production of so many memorable fights….when some of the best of Barry Tompkins would show up when he would narrate a career profile of…

Comedy – 1978 – Hugh Hefner – Stand Up Routine Monologue

Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher and life-stylist….who was founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine….which was a revolutionary publication….aimed at a sophisticated young readership….with revealing glamour photographs and sensational articles provoking charges of obscenity.  In January 1952, Hefner left his job as a copywriter for Esquire after he was denied a $5 raise.…