Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Stage 6 – 106 Miles From Strasbourg To Epinal – With Phil Liggett

The 6th Stage of the 1987 Tour de France covered the 106 miles from Strasbourg to Epinal….as a course that had a small mountain climb near the first part of the day’s race….and became a plains stage throughout the remainder of the day….in which SWI Erich Maechler maintained his yellow jersey…..as FRA Christophe Lavainne won…

Distance Running – 1985 – Highlites – Mens & Womens Marathon WR – Carlos Lopes + Ingrid Kristiansen

Carlos Lopes is a Portuguese former long-distance runner….who was the winner of the marathon race at the 1984 Summer Olympics, in Los Angeles at the age of 37….as he brought home Portugal’s first ever Olympic gold medal….along with a new Olympic record of 2:09.21…..then at the age of 38, in the 1985 Rotterdam marathon….Lopes took 53 seconds off the world’s best marathon time….when he set a…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Highlights Of Stage 4 & 5 – Stuttgart To Pforzheim To Strasbourg

Swiss rider Erich Maechler took the yellow jersey and became the new leader after Stage 3…..and kept the lead for several stages….when the mass-start stages were dominated by break-aways of cyclists who were not considered relevant for the final victory….as sixth-placed Charly Mottet was the only cyclist in the top 15 who had real chances of finishing high.  Stage…

Distance Running – 1985 – The Incredible Man In Motion World Tour Of Disabled Athlete Rick Hansen

Rick Hansen is a Canadian track and field athlete (Paralympic Games), activist and philanthropist for people with disabilities. Following a pickup truck accident at the age of 15….when Hansen sustained a spinal cord injury and became a paraplegic….who is most famous for his Man in Motion World Tour.  He was inducted into the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame…

Diving – 1983 – Special – Highlights Of World Cannonball & World Belly Flop Championships

A Cannonball, also referred to as a Bomb, is a diving style where the diver hugs their knees and attempts to enter the water with their body shaped as much like a sphere as possible…..with the goal being to create a large splash…..which is known in German as the Arschbombe….the cannonball has been turned into the competitive sport of “Splashdiving”…..whereas, a…

Daredevils – 1970s – Hilites Of Feats – George Willig + Evel Knievel + Gary Gabelich + Stan Barrett

George Willig a.k.a. “The Human Fly” or “The Spiderman” is a mountain-climber from Queens, New York   ….who is best known for climbing the South Tower of the World Trade Center on May 26, 1977….which was about 2½ years after tightrope walker Philippe Petit walked between the tops of the two towers. Evel Knievel was an American stunt performer / daredevil and entertainer…..who over the course of his…

Cycling – 1985 – Tour De France – Winner Bernard Hinault Swears He Will Support Greg LeMond In 1986

After winning the 1983 Vuelta a España, a return of his knee problems forced him to miss that year’s Tour de France….which was won by his teammate Laurent Fignon…..when tensions within the Renault team led to his leaving and joining La Vie Claire….when with his new team, he raced the 1984 Tour de France, being comprehensively beaten by Fignon…..then he recovered the following…

Body Building – 1986 – I F B B Ms Olympia Championships – Featuring Tina Plakinger – From MSG

Tina Plakinger is an autor and form World Champions body builder ….who in the 1980’s was celebrated as an entertainer and trendsetter…..while having received awards for both “Best” and “Most Unique Poser” in the professional ranks of body building.  In addition to competing and guest posing….she privately trained Warren Beatty during the filming of the movie Dick Tracey….and worked…

Peter Luescher is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland….who was born in Romanshorn in the canton of Thurgau…..as he competed on the World Cup circuit from 1975 to 1985…..while winning six major races…..with one in downhilll….one in giant slalom….one in super-g….and 3 in combined….and he won the overall World Cup title in 1979.  Giant slalom (GS) is an alpine skiing discipline….which involves skiing between sets of…